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  • Upper, Lower Dir remain Jamaat stronghold

    UPPER DIR/TIMERGARA: The ruling Jamaat-i-Islami has won majority seats in both Upper and Lower Dir districts in the local government elections, according to unofficial results...

    In Upper Dir, JI bagged 22 out of 32 seats of the district council...

  • Validity of Lower Dir by-poll challenged

    ISLAMABAD: A number of civil society activists challenged in the Supreme Court the validity of the by-election held in PK-95 Lower Dir II (Khyber Pakhtun­khwa) on May 7 last year for not allowing women to cast their votes...

    Rights activist Asma Jahangir moved a petition on behalf of Tahira Abdullah, Bushra Gohar, Advocate Rakshanda Naz and former chairman of the National Commission on the Status of Women Khawar Mumtaz, assailing the...

  • Lower Dir by-poll: ECP’s landmark decision

    Taking notice of the fact that none of the 47,280 women registered as voters in the Lower Dir constituency of PK-95 turned out to cast their ballot in the by-poll held there on May 7, the Election Commission of Pakistan, in a landmark verdict, recently declared the election void...

    Know more: ECP voids Dir by-poll result over women vote barIn a unanimous decision, it said it would not notify the returned candidate and that the by-poll...

  • Fresh by-election in Lower Dir on July 12

    ISLAMABAD: Undeterred by Jamaat-i-Islami’s decision to challenge annulment of by-elections in PK-95 (Lower Dir) by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over disenfranchisement of women voters, the ECP announced on Friday that fresh by-election would be held in the constituency on July 12...

  • Former KP MPA gunned down in Lower Dir

    Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa MPA Hashim Khan and two of his aides were gunned down in Lower Dir's Shah Alam Baba area on Thursday, police said...

    Early last month, four personnel of the Pakistan Army, including a major, lost their lives while attempting to foil a terrorist attack in the Upper Dir area...

  • Heavy machinery rusting away in Lower Dir

    They said the machinery was purchased between 1979 and 1998 for the then Lower Dir district council...

    After the abolishment of the district councils the machinery was handed over to the rural development department (RDD), Lower Dir, which was defunct in 2000 after devolution plan of the retired Gen Musharraf regime...

  • Weeklong sports gala begins in Lower Dir

    Lower Dir Deputy Commissioner Atta-ur-Rehman opened the event after a colourful function held at the Government College of Commerce and Management Sciences, Talash...

    Besides elders, youth, players and political activists, Lower Dir Naib Nazim Abdul Rashid, Timergara Tehsil Nazim Riaz Mohammad, Assistant Commissioner, Timergara, Ashfaq Ahmad, district sports’ officer Haji Bahadar Syed and TMO Attaullah Khan were present on the...

  • PHC suspends ECP decision to repoll PK-95 in Lower Dir

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday suspended the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold fresh by-elections in PK-95 constituency in Lower Dir...

    Read: Fresh by-election in Lower Dir on July 12The high court's decision came as a two-member bench comprising PHC Chief Justice Mazhar Alam and Justice Arshad Qaiser was hearing the petition filed by the winning candidate Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Aizazul...

  • Lower Dir stun defending champions Peshawar

    ABBOTTABAD: Hosts Abbo­t­tabad, Mardan, Lower Dir and Bannu made the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Region U-19 Boys Hockey Championship semi-finals at the Abbottabad Hockey Stadium on Monday...

    Lower Dir in their quarter-final stunned defending champions Peshawar 6-5...

  • Windstorm uproots power pylons, trees in Lower Dir

    TIMERGARA: Several power pylons, solar panels and trees were uprooted by windstorm in various localities of Jandol on Wednesday night...

    The residents of the area said that the windstorm started suddenly at midnight and uprooted several power pylons and tall trees on roadside
  • PK-95: A short-lived victory for hopeful female voters in Lower Dir

    Thousands of female voters of PK-95, a constituency for the KP provincial assembly in Lower Dir, were left disappointed after the Peshawar High Court stayed the Election Commission’s order for re-polling for the seat over an alleged ban on women voters during the May by-elections...

    “We were very happy with the Election Commission’s decision of re-polling until the high court stayed the order,” says a dismayed Gul Bibi — a resident of...

  • Youth, sports festival kicks off with fanfare in Lower Dir

    TIMERGARA: Different games and cultural events were held on the second day of a two-week-long youth and sports festival jointly arranged by the Lower Dir district and Balambat tehsil governments on Sunday...

    Lower Dir District Nazim Mohammada Rasool Khan, deputy commissioner Attaur Rehman, area elders and players attended the inaugural function...

  • Small dam in Lower Dir to be completed in two years

    CAMP: The army in collaboration with Dir Task Force and Al-Shifa Eye Trust, Rawalpindi on Thursday set up a free eye camp at Lal Qila Maidan...

    BOYCOTT: The lawyers in Lower Dir on Thursday boycotted court proceedings against the alleged insulting attitude of Assistant Commissioner Obaidullah Khattak with a senior lawyer of Attaur Rahman...

  • Mini hydropower units being installed in Upper, Lower Dir

    UPPER DIR: More than 37 micro hydropower generators are being installed in Upper and Lower Dir by a non- governmental organisation in collaboration with European Union to control electricity crisis in the two districts...

    Of the total 37 generators, 32 were being installed in Upper Dir and five in Lower Dir, said Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) regional monitoring and evaluation officer Fayyaz Ahmad Noor...

  • Woman gives birth to 5 kids in Lower Dir hospital

    PESHAWAR: A woman gave birth to five children in a private hospital in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Lower Dir region on Sunday...

    According to the private hospital's chief executive doctor, Shaukat Ali, a woman hailing from Balambat area of Lower Dir was brought to the hospital for delivery, where doctors advised that she undergo a surgery to give birth...

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