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  • Over 40 Kohistan schools non-functional

    MANSEHRA: Forty-two government primary schools, including 39 for girls, are non-functional in Upper and Lower Kohistan districts, claimed a local nongovernmental organisation on Wednesday...

    “There is a complete educational mess in Upper and Lower Kohistan districts as at least 42 schools are not functional there due to the neglect of the education department,” Abdul Hafiz, chairman of the Kohistan Development Associate, told...

  • Over Rs800m of Kohistan funds unspent due to absence of LGs

    PESHAWAR: The Rs829 million development funds allocated for Kohistan during the last three years haven’t been spent due to the absence of local bodies in the province’s most backward district...

    However, Kohistan didn’t get the district development funds due to the nonexistence of local bodies as the local government elections wasn’t held in 2015 due to the pendency of the Kohistan district bifurcation case with the Peshawar High...

  • 90 per cent of teachers in Kohistan untrained

    MANSEHRA: The sub-divisional education officer of Kohistan Tanveer Khan has said that about 90 per cent teachers in the district are untrained and less educated, which is the main cause of education mess in this backward district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    Mr Khan said that the Unesco had proposed for Pakistan to spend 4 per cent of the GDP, but whatever the KP government would earmark for education in the coming budget would determine...

  • Drought in Kohistan

    THE drought in Kohistan and Kachho covering Thatta, Jamshoro, Dadu and Qamber-Shahdadkot districts of Sindh is getting severe...

    Kohistan and Kachho have not only been ignored by the government and elected representatives, but civil society and international humanitarian organisations have also overlooked the area...

  • No more ghost schools in Kohistan, claims official

    MANSEHRA: The district administration has claimed there’re no more ghost schools in Kohistan...

    Almost all schools are functional with teachers and other staff doing duty regularly,” Kohistan district education officer Riasat Khan told reporters in Dasu on Monday...

  • Nomads with herds of sheep head for Shangla, Kohistan

    SHANGLA: Nomads along with their herds of sheep and goat have flocked Shangla and Kohistan districts, having moved from hotter regions of the country...

    Nomads move from one place to another throughout the year and stay in areas where weather remains pleasant and fodder is abundantly available for their herds...

  • Nomads with herds of sheep head for Shangla, Kohistan

    SHANGLA: Nomads along with their herds of sheep and goat have flocked to Shangla and Kohistan districts, having moved from hotter regions of the country...

    Nomads move from one place to another throughout the year and stay in areas where weather remains pleasant and fodder is abundantly available for their herds...

  • SC asks Nadra to verify Kohistan girls’ identity

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to dispatch a team to verify the record and antecedents of two of the five girls involved in the 2010 Kohistan video scandal who possessed computerised national identity cards (CNICs)...

    Earlier, Dr Bari was made part of a three-member commission that visited Kohistan in 2012 to inquire into the allegations that the girls shown...

  • Fire engulfs govt offices in Kohistan

    A fire erupted on Monday in the offices of District Disaster Management Authority in Pattan area of Kohistan and engulfed almost all government offices located in the vicinity...

    Pattan is the lower headquarter of Kohistan district and almost all governmental offices of the area are located in the same vicinity...

  • Waterfalls add to beauty of Shangla, Kohistan tourist sites

    SHANGLA: The northern areas of Pakistan are famous for their beautiful waterfalls, mostly located in Kohistan and Shangla districts...

    About 100 waterfalls are located in Bisham, Shangla and upper Kohistan districts and most of them could be seen stretching along Indus River while travelling through the Karakoram Highway...

  • Army deployed around Kohistan powerhouse

    MANSEHRA: The army soldiers were deployed at Dubair Khawar powerhouse on Friday as the people of Kohistan continued to protest the denial of jobs in the 130MW hydropower project and supply of electricity at subsidised rate despite the signing of an agreement with federal water and power minister in 2013...

    MNA from Kohistan Sarzameen Khan, former MPA Maulana Dildar and others spoke on the occasion...

  • Two militants held in Kohistan

    PESHAWAR: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Thursday claimed to have arrested two militants from Kohistan district...

    The police claimed that both militants had opened fire on a police team in Kohistan district on July 12, but fled from the scene leaving their vehicle and weapons behind when police retaliated the attack...

  • Landslide buries 30 in Kohistan

    MANSEHRA: A massive landslide struck at least seven houses in Kohistan district on Monday morning, burying alive at least 30 people...

    Kohistan Deputy Commissioner Fazl-i-Khaliq told journalists that widespread rains had softened up a huge portion of a hill which fell on the houses in Thor Nullah Bari area of Kandia tehsil...

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