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  • Power outages force Swat people to turn to mountain ice

    MINGORA: Demand for mountain ice has increased in Swat as prolonged power outages have caused shortage of ice and cold water in the area...

    The local people say that they refrigerators in their homes could not make ice owing 16 hours power loadshedding in the holy month of Ramazan...

  • Gen Raheel lauds people of Swat for their 'valiant stand against reign of terror'

    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday extended his gratitude towards the people of Swat for their valiant stand against reign of terror and standing alongside the security forces to throw terrorists out of the valley for ever...

    The army chief, accompanied by Khyber Pukhtunkhwa chief minister and governor, also laid the foundation stone of Swat Cantonment during the visit to Mangora, Kaju and Khwazakhela areas of...

  • People demand plantation of trees along Swat streams

    Swat Scouts Open Group leader Akhtar Ali presented their voluntary services for the plantation campaign along both streams...

    When contacted, Swat district forest officer Shaukat Fayaz said he would gladly offer plants under the Billion Trees Tsunami Programme for plantation...

  • Activists condemn FIR against people who protested strict checking in Swat

    Civil society members in Swat valley on Monday criticised the local police for lodging a First Information Report (FIR) against six people who participated in a protest against alleged unnecessary checking at security checkposts in Swat a day earlier...

    I don’t know why police lodged FIR against some of the protesters,” Sohail Asghar, a social activist in Swat, told Dawn...

  • Nine people drown in Swat, Haripur

    MINGORA/HARIPUR: Nine persons, including two brothers, drowned in Swat and Haripur while picnicking during the Eid days...

    Seven tourists drowned and three others were injured as a van they were boarding plunged into the Swat River in Ramait area of Bahrain tehsil...

  • By the people for the people: why Pakistan needs a proportional representation system

    A week from elections, the mood in Pakistan seems sombre...

    In such circumstances, one is faced with questions like, is this whole thing worth it? Why are we even doing this again if the same set of people will get elected again on different party platforms? What is the point of this? Why should I even vote?To the last question, Sarah Khan makes a compelling argument about voting...

  • People-to-people contact

    There he aired his views on the current India-Pakistan political situation which made headlines in no time...

    However, the most important remark that he made was that the people-to-people contact between the two countries depended on the prime ministers of India and Pakistan...

  • People to people

    Insisting I join him for tea, he expressed glee at the reporting system, saying it gave him the opportunity to meet people from across the border...

    The conversations proceed as if by rote — nostalgia; regret at the diminishing contact; expressions of affinity and kinship; a heartfelt wish to visit Pakistan in their lifetime...

  • For the people, by the people

    ”Since 2012 Feroz’s volunteer organisation ‘Da Tor Saro Saadar’ (Chador for women) has conducted around 400 different activities and staged interactive street theatre in Swat, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat, Charsadda and Mohmand tribal agency...

    In order to create a positive public response, she wanted to present grave social issues to people in an appealing manner and interactive street theatre seemed to be the best option...

  • ‘People-to-people contacts to cement Pak-Afghan ties’

    PESHAWAR: Instead of relying on governments, people-to-people contact at different levels should be developed to build trust and cement bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, said Afghan Counsel General Mohammad Moeen Mrastyaal...

    We, both Pakistan and Afghanistan, are victims of war,” said Mr Mrastyaal...

  • Iftar for the people, by the people

    In particular, during this month we see people going out of their way to feed the less fortunate and those caught on the roads come Iftar time...

    One of the leading non-governmental organisations in Karachi is feeding more than 600 people at Iftar time in the metropolis on a daily basis and their effort has now been recognised internationally thanks to the social media and TV channels...

  • Dar chairs Swat hospital board meeting

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on Saturday asked the board of trustees of Swat Hospital Trust to immediately initiate registration of patients and their treatment at the Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital, Swat, without waiting for a formal inauguration...

    “Health services must urgently be extended to the people of the area, and this is our top priority,” the minister said in an official statement issued here...

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