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Tribal districts see inclusion in KP elections as curb on extremism | Elections
Tribal districts see inclusion in KP elections as curb on extremism

The election on July 20 will give representation to the former tribal areas for the first time in the KP Assembly.

Gulf tensions rise as Iran's Revolutionary Guards seize oil tanker | Security
Gulf tensions rise as Iran's Revolutionary Guards seize oil tanker

The US military also shot down an Iranian drone after it threatened an American naval vessel in the Strait of Hormuz.

In photos: Chitral residents beat summer heat with glacier ice | Business
In photos: Chitral residents beat summer heat with glacier ice

Frequent and long power outages in the region make refrigerators ineffective.

Afghan refugees in Pakistan rejoice over new bank accounts | Refugees
Afghan refugees in Pakistan rejoice over new bank accounts

A move by Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier this year to allow Afghan refugees to open bank accounts in Pakistan will help stop illegal money transactions.

Pakistani authorities arrest Hafiz Saeed in connection with terror financing cases | Security
Pakistani authorities arrest Hafiz Saeed in connection with terror financing cases

The LeT chief has been arrested in connection with 23 different cases of terror financing.

UNHCR honors Peshawar, Gaziantep with 'sister city' status for sheltering refugees | Refugees
UNHCR honors Peshawar, Gaziantep with 'sister city' status for sheltering refugees

Pakistan serves as a model to other countries on how to welcome refugees from war and terrorism.

Pakistan eyes renewed ties ahead of Imran Khan's US visit | Diplomacy
Pakistan eyes renewed ties ahead of Imran Khan's US visit

Khan is expected to confer with the US president July 22.

In photos: Khewra Salt Mine draws throngs of tourists | Society
In photos: Khewra Salt Mine draws throngs of tourists

About 270,000 tourists visit the mine each year.

Karachi police set sights on militants targeting officers | Security
Karachi police set sights on militants targeting officers

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) are among the groups targeting Karachi police officers.

Pakistan's faster, low-fare trains facilitate recreational, business travel | Transportation
Pakistan's faster, low-fare trains facilitate recreational, business travel

With extremists being reined in, Pakistan is improving its infrastructure.

Iranian attack boats attempt to seize British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz | Security
Iranian attack boats attempt to seize British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

The alarming incident comes amid heightened tensions after Iranian forces shot down a US drone over international waters and attacked several other oil tankers.

Tehran backing militancy in Balochistan, think-tank says | Security
Tehran backing militancy in Balochistan, think-tank says

Even Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the Balochistan Republican Army is receiving support from inside Iran.

KP government, WHO tackle leishmaniasis outbreak | Health
KP government, WHO tackle leishmaniasis outbreak

The outbreak of the disfiguring disease has affected more than 25,000 patients.

Tehran admits to breaching nuclear deal amid international unease | Security
Tehran admits to breaching nuclear deal amid international unease

The Iranian regime is getting closer to the enrichment level needed to build a nuclear bomb -- crossing a red line for almost all nations.

Pakistan welcomes US designation of BLA as terrorist group | Security
Pakistan welcomes US designation of BLA as terrorist group

The designation will improve Pakistan-US ties and solidifies Pakistan's stance against militancy, officials say.

Karachi religious scholars, activists unite to curb sectarian discord | Terrorism
Karachi religious scholars, activists unite to curb sectarian discord

A new initiative seeks to bring members of all sects and ethnicities, civil society and media together to combat sectarianism.

Construction of Mohmand Dam project brings hope to local residents | Economy
Construction of Mohmand Dam project brings hope to local residents

The project will bring 6,000 jobs to one of Pakistan's least developed areas.

Sahiban Trust's free marriages help heal wounds from decade of terrorism | Society
Sahiban Trust's free marriages help heal wounds from decade of terrorism

The welfare organisation arranges collective weddings, feasts and dowries at no cost to families in need in Kurram District.

US declares Balochistan Liberation Army a terrorist organisation | Terrorism
US declares Balochistan Liberation Army a terrorist organisation

The BLA claimed responsibility for recent attacks on civilians and infrastructure projects in Balochistan Province.

Tehran ignores world calls to stop uranium enrichment | Security
Tehran ignores world calls to stop uranium enrichment

Russia, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States are just a few of the nations calling for the regime to cease its troubling activity.

KP launches interest-free loan plan aimed at helping tribal youth | Youth
KP launches interest-free loan plan aimed at helping tribal youth

Under the 'Insaf Rozgar Scheme', Rs. 1 billion will be distributed as interest free loans among 5,500 deserving youth of the tribal districts.

Peshawar police recertify renters amid terrorist hideout concerns | Crime & Justice
Peshawar police recertify renters amid terrorist hideout concerns

The drive comes after a group of suspected terrorists was found using a rented house in Hayatabad in April.

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Abbasi arrested on corruption charges Qureshi challenged about media freedoms at London conference Radical Pakistani cleric Sufi Muhammad dies after protracted illness France returns looted relics to Pakistan Punjab Police file terror financing cases against Hafiz Saeed Iran exceeds enriched uranium stockpile limit in violation of nuclear deal