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  • Use of non-custom paid vehicles in crimes growing

    There is no proper check on the movement of burgeoning number of non-custom paid (NCP) vehicles despite repeated complaints by the law enforcers that the smuggled vehicles are being used for criminal and terrorist activities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas...

    During a visit to parts of Malakand division the owners of several vehicles and showrooms said that they did not feel any hesitation to use the...

  • An old tribal custom still in vogue

    PESHAWAR: An ancient tribal custom, Akhtar Barkha (share), is still practiced in tribal areas and also in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the occasion of Eid...

    A separate budget is allocated in tribal families every year for solemnising the custom especially for the newly-wedded women on the occasion of both religious festivals -- Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha...

  • PHC moved against anti-women custom in tribal areas

    PESHAWAR: A Khyber Agency resident on Friday moved the Peshawar High Court seeking the outlawing of an anti-women custom, ghag, in tribal areas and orders for the federal government and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor to make appropriate regulations for its elimination...

    He requested the court to declare ghag an inhuman, illegal, un-Islamic and unconstitutional custom...

  • Girl saved from repulsive custom is just one of many

    That fortunate combination certainly saved a 12-year-old girl from Mardan from being forced into marriage with a man thrice her age, and father of nine, in Rawalpindi in a case of vani – an outlawed tribal custom that supposedly restores honour to a wronged family...

    But for how long? What fate awaits Reshma and her family once her brother Jilal Hussain and Sher Gul, the man he was giving her in marriage to atone for his sin of...

  • PHC asks victim of ghag custom to contact police for relief

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Monday disposed of a woman’s petition, which claimed a man, who had invoked the tribal ghag custom against her in Bajaur Agency when she was two only, was creating hurdles to her marriage...

    A bench consisting of Justice Ikramullah Khan and Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim observed that though the law prohibiting ghag had not been extended to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), the custom was...

  • Non-custom paid mobile phones being unblocked in market: PTA

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday conceded that even after implementation of its new mobile phone registration mechanism, non-custom paid mobile phone sets were being unblocked in the black market through stolen identities...

    He said non-custom paid handsets were being unblocked in the black market for Rs2,000 to Rs3,000, which could have earned the exchequer more than Rs30,000...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • Round 2: All eyes on Pakistan to pull a Pakistan against India

    In the previous outing between these two on Wednesday, Pakistan were horrible to watch, failing miserably in what was a lop-sided eight-wicket defeat...

    Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's predictable meltdown against IndiaIn the game against Afghanistan days later, they regressed more, and were quite possibly the worst version of themselves...

  • Large contingent would have fetched more medals for Pakistan: Pakistan Olympic Association

    LAHORE: Needless reduction in the number of athletes in Pakistan’s contingent by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Nepal has affected Pakistan’s chances of winning more medals in the mega event...

    In a press release, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) stated on Friday that while small countries like the host Nepal (596 athletes), Sri Lanka (564 athletes), Bangladesh (470 athletes) and India (487...

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