Archive for January February March April May June July August September October November December 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Submit 2019-12-31 | Economy ISIS scrambles to recoup key funding streams following series of defeats Deprived of its previous sources of revenue, including oil smuggling, ISIS is struggling to find alternative means to raise money. 2019-12-30 | Politics Christian lawmaker brings representation, empowerment to tribal minorities Wilson Wazir is the first minority member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from the merged tribal districts. 2019-12-27 | Economy Pakistani youth welcome nationwide employment initiative Prime Minister Imran Khan's Kamyab Jawan Programme is offering loans to youth seeking to start their own businesses. 2019-12-26 | Security Pakistan to rejoin US military training programme The decision to unfreeze security aid is a sign of thawing relations between Washington and Islamabad. 2019-12-25 | Security Nangarhar residents return home to rebuild their lives after ISIS defeat Nangarhar residents are enjoying a return to peace in the region after ISIS was ousted through a joint effort of public uprising forces and government troops. 2019-12-24 | Human Rights Thousands of Iranians face torture, execution in post-protest crackdown At least 7,000 people have reportedly been arrested in Iran, and interviews and evidence show that many face dire circumstances. 2019-12-24 | Religion Pakistanis celebrate Christmas Gains in security made this year's Christmas celebrations especially sweet. 2019-12-23 | Security Punjab sees 90% drop in terror incidents over past three years Punjab Province, once afflicted by sectarian violence, has not seen a single terrorism incident involving sectarianism over the past three years, a security official said. 2019-12-20 | Education In photos: new school in Mohmand confronts militancy with education Mohmand District militants blew up more than 120 educational institutions, including a college, in the worst years of terrorism before 2013. 2019-12-19 | Economy KP eyes billions of potential rupees in new mineral exploration push The return of peace to the tribal regions means more opportunities to develop the sector, with millions of tonnes of minerals available for extraction. 2019-12-18 | Terrorism Gunmen kill 2 policemen guarding polio vaccination team Vaccination campaigns have faced stubborn resistance with many refusing to have their children inoculated because of misinformation and conspiracy theories. 2019-12-18 | Crime & Justice Peshawar businesses, Anti Narcotics Force team up for 'Ice Free Week' The decision to join forces was taken in the wake of an alarming increase in the use of ice among youngsters, especially students. 2019-12-17 | Security Iran-backed Shia militant groups under continuing government scrutiny Officials say Tehran backs Sipah-e-Muhammad Pakistan, Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, Zainabiyoun Brigade and other Shia groups in a bid to extend Iranian influence in the region. 2019-12-16 | Terrorism 5 years after APS attack, citizens honour victims by advocating for peace The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) massacre left more than 150 children and teachers dead. 2019-12-13 | Terrorism Phony claims increase as ISIS flounders in Pakistan, Afghanistan The terrorist group is falsely claiming responsibility for terrorist acts to divert attention from its defeat in the region, say analysts. 2019-12-12 | Health Pakistani doctors lend training to Afghan colleagues in treating terror victims Pakistan has trained 150 doctors, paramedics and nurses in the management of burn and trauma injuries in the past two years. 2019-12-11 | Security Court indicts Hafiz Saeed on terror-financing charges The move is part of the government's efforts to meet requirements to stamp out terror financing and money laundering. 2019-12-11 | Economy In photos: persimmon orchards flourish once again in Mohmand District Businesses, including the persimmon trade, are returning to the region, business owners say. 2019-12-10 | Diplomacy Tehran's friendly overtures to Pakistan mask deepening troubles Relations between Pakistan and Iran have always been strained by Iranian double standards, and Iranian forces are openly violating the rules of bilateral engagement. 2019-12-09 | Education New school for Peshawar's Sikh community highlights interfaith harmony The Baba Guru Nanak School of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics is expected to bolster computer skills for young Sikhs. 2019-12-06 | Terrorism Pakistan shows improvement on Global Terrorism Index The country has seen steady progress in reducing terrorism's impact since 2013. 2019-12-05 | Business Proposed tax rules would require jewellers, realtors to report suspicious transactions The amendments are part of an effort to tackle terror financing and money laundering. 2019-12-04 | Terrorism KP Police bolster operations against drug dealers linked to terror financing Raids by law enforcement officers are netting drug dealers throughout the province, say police. 2019-12-04 | Health Terrorism-scarred Pakistanis observe International Day of Disabled Persons The Taliban's violence has resulted in numerous disabilities. 2019-12-03 | Women's Rights Women on Wheels campaign gets women moving in Karachi The campaign seeks to teach thousands of women in Sindh Province how to ride motorcycles and scooters. 2019-12-02 | Youth KP agriculture programme aims to provide work for vulnerable tribal youth By providing youth an opportunity to earn an income, the initiative is expected to curb efforts by extremists to lure them into their ranks while boosting the local agricultural industry.