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2017-10-31 | Terrorism

As defeat looms, ISIS calls on women to fight

The group has appealed to women to fight in Syria and Iraq in a last ditch effort that signals its imminent collapse, observers say.

Terrorism 2017-10-31

As defeat looms, ISIS calls on women to fight

The group has appealed to women to fight in Syria and Iraq in a last ditch effort that signals its imminent collapse, observers say.

2017-10-30 | Security

Pakistan celebrates return of international cricket

The Sri Lankan team's return to Pakistan for the first time since March 2009 symbolises defiance of terrorism, observers say.

Security 2017-10-30

Pakistan celebrates return of international cricket

The Sri Lankan team's return to Pakistan for the first time since March 2009 symbolises defiance of terrorism, observers say.

2017-10-27 | Health

E-Ilaj to provide health care in remote parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Residents of rural areas can now be connected with specialist doctors in urban hospitals via the internet.

Health 2017-10-27

E-Ilaj to provide health care in remote parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Residents of rural areas can now be connected with specialist doctors in urban hospitals via the internet.

2017-10-26 | Terrorism

Russia expands support for Taliban as violence escalates across Afghanistan

The Taliban have been using advanced weapons available only to the Russian military, according to a security source in western Afghanistan.

Terrorism 2017-10-26

Russia expands support for Taliban as violence escalates across Afghanistan

The Taliban have been using advanced weapons available only to the Russian military, according to a security source in western Afghanistan.

2017-10-25 | Transportation

Bus Rapid Transit project meant to alleviate Peshawar's traffic woes

The BRT project was inaugurated October 19 and is expected to take six to nine months to complete.

Transportation 2017-10-25

Bus Rapid Transit project meant to alleviate Peshawar's traffic woes

The BRT project was inaugurated October 19 and is expected to take six to nine months to complete.

2017-10-24 | Crime & Justice

KP tracks illegal weapons through computerised licenses

Developing a database of legal arms owners will discourage misuse of weapons in crime and terrorism, authorities say.

Crime & Justice 2017-10-24

KP tracks illegal weapons through computerised licenses

Developing a database of legal arms owners will discourage misuse of weapons in crime and terrorism, authorities say.

2017-10-23 | Religion

Sikh music classes signal religious tolerance in Peshawar

The classes are a religious obligation for Sikhs, but also promote peace and religious harmony, observers say.

Religion 2017-10-23

Sikh music classes signal religious tolerance in Peshawar

The classes are a religious obligation for Sikhs, but also promote peace and religious harmony, observers say.

2017-10-20 | Security

In photos: securing the Pakistan-Afghanistan border

Every inch of the international border will be fenced and monitored to crack down on militancy, a Pakistani official said.

Security 2017-10-20

In photos: securing the Pakistan-Afghanistan border

Every inch of the international border will be fenced and monitored to crack down on militancy, a Pakistani official said.

2017-10-19 | Security

Frontier Constabulary recruits vow to defeat terrorists at all costs

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and FC Commandant Liaqat Ali Khan laud the force for its sacrifices in the war on terror.

Security 2017-10-19

Frontier Constabulary recruits vow to defeat terrorists at all costs

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and FC Commandant Liaqat Ali Khan laud the force for its sacrifices in the war on terror.

2017-10-18 | Security

Pakistan mulls expansion of police duties in FATA

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police are ready to provide training as part of the mainstreaming of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, officials say.

Security 2017-10-18

Pakistan mulls expansion of police duties in FATA

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police are ready to provide training as part of the mainstreaming of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, officials say.

2017-10-17 | Education

Pakistani universities battle on-campus extremism

Extremism at universities is a complex threat, says an Institute of Strategic Studies report.

Education 2017-10-17

Pakistani universities battle on-campus extremism

Extremism at universities is a complex threat, says an Institute of Strategic Studies report.

2017-10-16 | Terrorism

Freed Canadian hostage says Haqqani Network killed his baby, raped wife

The Taliban have denied the allegations.

Terrorism 2017-10-16

Freed Canadian hostage says Haqqani Network killed his baby, raped wife

The Taliban have denied the allegations.

2017-10-13 | Human Rights

Pashtun peace activist receives prestigious rights award

Among her accomplishments, Gulalai Ismail heads an organisation seeking to challenge the culture of violence and harassment against women in Pakistan.

Human Rights 2017-10-13

Pashtun peace activist receives prestigious rights award

Among her accomplishments, Gulalai Ismail heads an organisation seeking to challenge the culture of violence and harassment against women in Pakistan.

2017-10-12 | Security

Pakistan army frees North American family kidnapped by Afghan Taliban

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped by the Taliban while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012, and they appeared in a hostage video in December last year pleading for their release.

Security 2017-10-12

Pakistan army frees North American family kidnapped by Afghan Taliban

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped by the Taliban while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012, and they appeared in a hostage video in December last year pleading for their release.

2017-10-12 | Education

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa expands provision of basic education to inmates

The programme is currently running at jails in Peshawar and Mardan. Authorities are looking to expand the programme even further.

Education 2017-10-12

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa expands provision of basic education to inmates

The programme is currently running at jails in Peshawar and Mardan. Authorities are looking to expand the programme even further.

2017-10-11 | Security

Authorities register 60,000 NCP vehicles in Malakand security drive

No duties or taxes are levied during the registration process, authorities confirm.

Security 2017-10-11

Authorities register 60,000 NCP vehicles in Malakand security drive

No duties or taxes are levied during the registration process, authorities confirm.

2017-10-10 | Protests

FATA residents demand abolition of British-era regulations

Up to 2,000 tribesmen shouted slogans such as "Go FCR Go" and "We demand merger of FATA in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa".

Protests 2017-10-10

FATA residents demand abolition of British-era regulations

Up to 2,000 tribesmen shouted slogans such as "Go FCR Go" and "We demand merger of FATA in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa".

2017-10-10 | Terrorism

Assassination attempt against Taliban leader highlights infighting, divide

Mullah Manan Niazi, deputy leader of a splinter Taliban group under Mullah Rasool, said individuals loyal to Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada sent three suicide bombers to assassinate him.

Terrorism 2017-10-10

Assassination attempt against Taliban leader highlights infighting, divide

Mullah Manan Niazi, deputy leader of a splinter Taliban group under Mullah Rasool, said individuals loyal to Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada sent three suicide bombers to assassinate him.

2017-10-06 | Security

Commandos to deploy at all police stations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Currently commandos of the Elite Force are used only in extraordinary situations -- that is about to change.

Security 2017-10-06

Commandos to deploy at all police stations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Currently commandos of the Elite Force are used only in extraordinary situations -- that is about to change.

2017-10-05 | Terrorism

Suicide bomber strikes Sufi shrine in Balochistan during annual celebration

Among the more than dozen dead, two policemen sacrificed their lives when they stopped the bomber from penetrating the inside of the shrine.

Terrorism 2017-10-05

Suicide bomber strikes Sufi shrine in Balochistan during annual celebration

Among the more than dozen dead, two policemen sacrificed their lives when they stopped the bomber from penetrating the inside of the shrine.

2017-10-05 | Economy

In photos: the construction of Nahakki Tunnel in Mohmand Agency

Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated the tunnel September 27.

Economy 2017-10-05

In photos: the construction of Nahakki Tunnel in Mohmand Agency

Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated the tunnel September 27.

2017-10-04 | Youth

Sindh province takes steps to tackle drug epidemic in schools

One measure that authorities are taking is administering blood tests on all students in the province on an annual basis.

Youth 2017-10-04

Sindh province takes steps to tackle drug epidemic in schools

One measure that authorities are taking is administering blood tests on all students in the province on an annual basis.

2017-10-03 | Youth

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa youth take charge in promoting peace, security

'Investing in youth will ensure a bright future for Pakistan,' said Shafeeq Gigyani, a youth activist from Peshawar.

Youth 2017-10-03

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa youth take charge in promoting peace, security

'Investing in youth will ensure a bright future for Pakistan,' said Shafeeq Gigyani, a youth activist from Peshawar.

2017-10-02 | Diplomacy

Pakistani army chief, Afghan president boost bilateral co-operation

Pakistani Army Chief of Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul to discuss regional security and counter-terrorism co-operation.

Diplomacy 2017-10-02

Pakistani army chief, Afghan president boost bilateral co-operation

Pakistani Army Chief of Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul to discuss regional security and counter-terrorism co-operation.

2017-10-02 | Security

Pakistan observes peaceful Ashura amid tight security

Enhanced security measures and effective co-operation ensured a peaceful first 10 days of Muharram, despite terrorist threats, officials say.

Security 2017-10-02

Pakistan observes peaceful Ashura amid tight security

Enhanced security measures and effective co-operation ensured a peaceful first 10 days of Muharram, despite terrorist threats, officials say.

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