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  • 40 nonconforming private schools sealed in University Town

    PESHAWAR: The district administration on Friday sealed 40 private educational institutions, mostly schools, in the upscale University Town locality of Peshawar over the nonconforming use of residential buildings...

    Though a case of the contempt petition is pending with the PHC for not implementing its earlier orders to stop commercial activities in the University Town, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly recently amended the relevant law...

  • Sanitation project launched in University Town

    PESHAWAR: The Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) has started collecting solid waste from houses in the University Town as a pilot project and it plans to replicate the project in other areas of the city...

    Mr Ghafoor appealed to the residents of the area to join hands with WSSP for ensuring cleanliness not only in the University Town, but the whole of Peshawar...

  • CM orders shifting of commercial entities from University Town

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has ordered shifting of commercial entities, offices and educational institutions from the University Town, Peshawar without inflicting any harm on students and educational institutions...

    The chief minister directed the district administration to work out modalities for resolving the grievances of the residents of University Town amicably, said a statement issued here on Tuesday...

  • Body formed to review commercial activities in University Town

    PESHAWAR: After protests by various organisations against their eviction from University Town for violating court’s ban on commercial activities there, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak intervened and ordered formation of a two-member committee to find legal remedy to resolve the issue amicably...

    Sources said officials of UN agencies having offices in University Town met with the chief minister on Thursday and shared their concerns...

  • UN offices in University Town a security threat, says admin

    PESHAWAR: The Town-III administration will hold a meeting with the representatives of UN agencies to discuss situation with regard to law and order and inform government about security threats owing to presence of their offices in University Town locality...

    These offices are vulnerable to terror attacks,” Arbab Mohammad Ali, the nazim of Town-III, told Dawn...

  • Plan to shift schools from University Town protested

    PESHAWAR: A large number of parents, teachers and owners of the private educational institutions staged a protest demonstration here on Tuesday against the government decision to shift the schools from the University Town...

    They demanded of the government to withdraw its decision of closing down educational institutions in the University Town...

  • Pakistan's right-wing media vs Habib University

    What do right-wing news media outlets in Pakistan and their counterparts in India have in common? They are intolerant of progressive voices, and will go as far as doctoring videos and images to spread hate and fear...

    A recent seminar on religion and culture at Habib University in Karachi earned the ire of certain sections of the local press that doctored images to present a false account of the event...

  • Pakistan’s University of Central Punjab qualifies for Campus Cricket World Finals

    KARACHI: University of Central Punjab, after being crowned as the Red Bull Campus Cricket National Champions 2016, is now all set for the fifth edition of the World Finals that will take place in Sri Lanka from Sept 5-11, 2016...

    College teams from eight countries including Sri Lanka, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa and United Arab Emirates have qualified through their own national competitions with...

  • Pakistan’s university team beat SL outfit

    COLOMBO: Pakistan national campus cricket champions University of Central Punjab (UCP) continued their impressive run in the Red Bull World Finals here when they beat host Sri Lanka’s Business Management School (BMU) in another clinical performance which ensured them a place in the semi-finals...

  • Google to train university students in Pakistan

    Internet giant Google will visit various universities across Pakistan to equip students with modern Google tools and services, Tech Juice reported on Tuesday...

    Google’s team of professionals and technical experts will visit Pakistan and meet internet marketers, developers and bloggers to explain strategies that are successful in other emerging markets...

  • 'IS-linked' Ohio university attacker lived in Pakistan for 7 years: NYT

    The family of Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali student and child of a refugee, who wounded 11 people in a car-ramming and knife attack on an Ohio university campus, lived in Pakistan for seven years before moving to the US with his family in 2014, New York Times reported...

    Federal law enforcement officials said that Artan was admitted to the US in 2014 as the child of a refugee ? his mother ? and before that he lived for seven years...

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