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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • 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...

    6 billion on security of educational institutions in the province this year,” he said, adding that the government had been spending about Rs1 billion annually on the salaries and...

  • 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...

    Three more groups along with their herds of sheep have already reached Kohistan,” Meer Dad, a 54-year-old shepherd told Dawn...

  • 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...

    Three more groups along with their herds of sheep have already reached Kohistan,” Meer Dad, a 54-year-old shepherd told Dawn...

  • 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...

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