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Peshawar public school first to install CCTV system | Security
Peshawar public school first to install CCTV system

The cameras will improve security and ensure quality of education in compliance with government guidelines, administrators say.

US sanctions on Fatemiyoun, Zainabiyoun militias target Iran's export of unrest | Security
US sanctions on Fatemiyoun, Zainabiyoun militias target Iran's export of unrest

The new sanctions aim to shut down the illicit networks Iran uses to export terrorism and unrest across the globe, the US Treasury said.

TLP calls for protests of Asia Bibi acquittal go unheeded | Security
TLP calls for protests of Asia Bibi acquittal go unheeded

With Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) leaders in custody and a strong police presence, protests called for by the hardline religious party failed to materialise in significant numbers.

Supreme Court rejects petition challenging Asia Bibi's acquittal | Crime & Justice
Supreme Court rejects petition challenging Asia Bibi's acquittal

Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa dismissed the petition 'based on merit' and expressed frustration at the reaction from the extremist minority.

Pakistani army prepares to protect TAPI pipeline infrastructure | Security
Pakistani army prepares to protect TAPI pipeline infrastructure

A groundbreaking ceremony for the 1,814-km-long pipeline is expected to take place in Pakistan in March.

New parks bring joy to women, children of Mohmand District | Youth
New parks bring joy to women, children of Mohmand District

More parks will be set up in other former tribal districts in the coming months, officials say.

New scanner at Peshawar airport aims to help fight against money laundering | Crime & Justice
New scanner at Peshawar airport aims to help fight against money laundering

The new measure will help Pakistan meet requirements set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in order to curb the illicit flow of money to terrorists and criminals.

Pakistan's new chief justice pledges reform, separation of powers | Crime & Justice
Pakistan's new chief justice pledges reform, separation of powers

Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, the newly-minted Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said 'I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour'.

US envoy Khalilzad bolsters Afghan peace process with Islamabad visit | Diplomacy
US envoy Khalilzad bolsters Afghan peace process with Islamabad visit

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad's recent visit to Pakistan was meant to push the Pakistani authorities to convince the Taliban to engage in direct talks the Afghan government.

Al-Qaeda calls for the destruction of ISIS and its 'deviant' caliph al-Baghdadi | Religion
Al-Qaeda calls for the destruction of ISIS and its 'deviant' caliph al-Baghdadi

Al-Qaeda says ISIS members are unable to understand Islamic texts and are bent on carrying out treason and treachery wherever they have influence. The same however could be said of al-Qaeda.

Pakistani religious scholars declare 2019 the year to end terrorism | Terrorism
Pakistani religious scholars declare 2019 the year to end terrorism

The Pakistan Ulema Council is organising an international conference in March to promote the 'eradication of terrorism, extremism and sectarian violence from Pakistan'.

New digital criminal database improves police access, monitoring | Technology
New digital criminal database improves police access, monitoring

The database includes criminals' fingerprints, ID cards, cell phone numbers, criminal charges, photos and other details.

Pakistanis call on government to tackle the atrocity of child abuse | Human Rights
Pakistanis call on government to tackle the atrocity of child abuse

In 2018 alone, at least 875 cases of sexual assault against minors were recorded in Punjab, a police report revealed.

Tribal residents eagerly await opening of new trauma centres | Health
Tribal residents eagerly await opening of new trauma centres

The trauma centres will serve the communities in North and South Waziristan, especially those that have suffered from physical and mental impacts of terrorism.

Sportswoman defies social barriers to promote archery in Peshawar | Women's Rights
Sportswoman defies social barriers to promote archery in Peshawar

Sara Khan's archery club is the first of its kind in which both male and female players are trained by a female coach.

Afghan peace delegation concludes 4-day visit to Pakistan | Diplomacy
Afghan peace delegation concludes 4-day visit to Pakistan

The delegation expressed Afghanistan's desire to work closely with Pakistan on finding a political solution to peace with the Taliban.

KP Police link blood donors with those in need during emergencies | Health
KP Police link blood donors with those in need during emergencies

The purpose of the provincial Blood Donors Corner is to create a list of blood donors that is readily available to help in case of a terrorist attack or another emergency.

Militants, religious fanatics hamper polio eradication in Pakistan, Afghanistan | Health
Militants, religious fanatics hamper polio eradication in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Government authorities and religious scholars on both sides of the border are working to counter anti-vaccination propaganda and end the preventable disease.

Terror incidents in Pakistan decreased by 45% in 2018 | Terrorism
Terror incidents in Pakistan decreased by 45% in 2018

A report finds a significant drop in the average monthly militant attacks, from 35 in 2017 to 19 in 2018.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa unveils digital policy | Technology
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa unveils digital policy

The objective of the policy is to raise the quality of governance, provide advanced training to youth, digitise the economy and improve access to secure and fast internet connectivity.

Pakistan promotes heritage of hunting, sporting arms manufacturing | Business
Pakistan promotes heritage of hunting, sporting arms manufacturing

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially in Dara Adamkhel and Peshawar, has a centuries-old history of manufacturing small arms.

Pakistan mourns Maj. Langlands, dedicated teacher to generations of students | Education
Pakistan mourns Maj. Langlands, dedicated teacher to generations of students

Maj. Langlands spent more than seven decades in Pakistan, educating many of the country's future leaders and military officers.

More women join ranks of KP Bomb Disposal Unit | Security
More women join ranks of KP Bomb Disposal Unit

Among the estimated 3,053 police officers who were provided basic bomb disposal training, 86 of them are female.

Iran confirms official links with Taliban | Security
Iran confirms official links with Taliban

The admission of official talks between Iran and the Taliban by a senior official underscores Iran's continuing malign influence in Afghanistan.

Newsbrief

Attack on police office in Balochistan kills 9 Punjab court orders police to halt civilian slayings, cover-ups Police arrest Haqqani Network commander near Karachi Pakistani court sends TLP leaders to prison on judicial remand US envoy Khalilzad reaches Pakistan for talks Pakistan arrests Afghan Taliban leader in apparent bid to bolster peace talks Pakistani forces kill key Taliban commander and 3 other militants UN urges Pakistan not to execute mentally ill killer Afghan president's special envoy arrives in Islamabad for talks Clash with militants leaves 4 Pakistani soldiers dead in Balochistan