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Buddhist pilgrims visit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa amid growth in tourism | Religion
Buddhist pilgrims visit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa amid growth in tourism

After the establishment of peace, more foreign tourists are visiting Pakistan, especially religious sites.

Police begin tackling crimes reported on social media | Crime & Justice
Police begin tackling crimes reported on social media

Arrests have been made in the past several months stemming from complaints on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.

Online supporters of terrorism face increased scrutiny from authorities worldwide | Terrorism
Online supporters of terrorism face increased scrutiny from authorities worldwide

Encouraged by global law enforcement agencies taking action, authorities in Pakistan and Afghanistan have been taking stringent measures against online terror supporters.

Government to focus on awareness as new polio vaccination campaign begins | Health
Government to focus on awareness as new polio vaccination campaign begins

Prime Minister Imran Khan deemed polio eradication as the one of the top priorities of the government during a recent high-level meeting.

Militant youth in Sindh renounce violence, vow to work with government | Security
Militant youth in Sindh renounce violence, vow to work with government

The youth said they would leave their proscribed groups and pledged to work for the development of the country.

In photos: Bajaur residents battle climate change through 'Plant for Pakistan' | Environment
In photos: Bajaur residents battle climate change through 'Plant for Pakistan'

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department will distribute and plant 150,000 trees during this campaign.

Nomination of minority woman by JUI-F in tribal district 'historic' development | Politics
Nomination of minority woman by JUI-F in tribal district 'historic' development

Observers are praising the religious party's nomination of Suraiya Bibi, a 45-year-old Christian woman, for strengthening democracy and women's empowerment throughout Pakistan.

Rifts widen within Afghan Taliban as faction claims killing of leader's brother | Security
Rifts widen within Afghan Taliban as faction claims killing of leader's brother

The surge in infighting comes at an inconvenient time for Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. He attempts to portray himself as an all powerful leader, but this killing proves otherwise.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa eyes new app to boost tourism in province | Security
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa eyes new app to boost tourism in province

The region hopes to lure as many as 10 million foreign tourists over five years.

Militants target Afghan Taliban in series of attacks in Balochistan Province | Security
Militants target Afghan Taliban in series of attacks in Balochistan Province

ISIS or Taliban factions unhappy with the Afghan peace talks could be behind the killings, say analysts.

Bajaur residents welcome first-ever court hearings | Crime & Justice
Bajaur residents welcome first-ever court hearings

The new courts are part of the mainstreaming of the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), which merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2018.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa memorialises political leaders killed by terrorists | Society
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa memorialises political leaders killed by terrorists

New and upgraded hospitals are being named after political leaders who were killed by militants to commemorate their sacrifices as well as to improve patient care.

New library in Dara Adamkhel shows how new generation loves books not guns | Education
New library in Dara Adamkhel shows how new generation loves books not guns

The facility opened in an area that was once the second headquarters of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan from which it planned and launched attacks.

In photos: Independence Day celebrations | Society
In photos: Independence Day celebrations

Citizens marked the day with nationwide celebrations, thankful of the gains the country's security forces have made against militants in recent years.

Militants face increasingly harsh sentences amid world crackdown on extremism | Crime & Justice
Militants face increasingly harsh sentences amid world crackdown on extremism

Sentencing members of terrorist organisations to death has become more common around the world as governments seek to end the scourge of extremism.

KP begins responding to complaints lodged on human rights hotline | Human Rights
KP begins responding to complaints lodged on human rights hotline

Authorities have begun arranging meetings between complainants and respondents in remote areas where most of the calls have originated.

Iranian regime providing 'massive support' for drug trafficking in Pakistan | Crime & Justice
Iranian regime providing 'massive support' for drug trafficking in Pakistan

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Basij paramilitary force are heavily involved in drug production and trafficking, and are facilitating drug routes into Pakistan and elsewhere.

Taliban leaders lash out at investigation pointing to their secret 'posh life' | Security
Taliban leaders lash out at investigation pointing to their secret 'posh life'

Investigators in Pakistan have revealed that high-ranking members of the Afghan Taliban have secretly been running businesses, reaping huge profits.

Mohmand residents eye renewed economic opportunities with reopening of border | Security
Mohmand residents eye renewed economic opportunities with reopening of border

Pakistan shut down a number of trade routes with Afghanistan years ago because of the fear of militancy. Now those crossings are reopening.

In photos: Preparing for Eid ul Adha | Religion
In photos: Preparing for Eid ul Adha

Civilians have felt freer to go about their preparations for Eid this year as the fear of militant attacks has subsided.

KP honours sacrifices of fallen officers on Police Martyrs Day | Security
KP honours sacrifices of fallen officers on Police Martyrs Day

'We will never the let the families of the martyrs be alone and will take maximum care of them,' said one official.

Counter-terrorism authorities to monitor animal hide sales during Eid ul Adha | Society
Counter-terrorism authorities to monitor animal hide sales during Eid ul Adha

The hides of sacrificial animals have been a major source of funding for terror groups, which falsely claim the money supports the upbringing of orphans and health care for the poor.

Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden 'dead' | Terrorism
Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden 'dead'

The son of deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden died sometime within the past two years, confirmed US officials.

Newsbrief

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