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According to Imtiaz Alam, The News, one of Pakistan's prominent English language dailies, refused to publish this column written by him. ... over the ideological plausibility of its worthiness), who decided to respect their civil right to express themselves from the 'Hyde Park' of the inner city – the historic Mochi ...
However, he expressed his dissatisfaction over the attitude of the government with PTM workers and urged the jirga members to create an atmosphere of trust and confidence. He also reiterated the PTM stance on holding public gatherings in Swat, Karachi and other cities of the country. Earlier on his arrival ...

SWAT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Apr, 2018 ) :Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority (FS&HFA) Swat sealed two ice cream ... by deputy director and assistant directors operations raided couple of sub standards cooking oil and ghee factories in different localities of the city.
But PTM's demand to seek an international guarantee if the state of Pakistan decides to negotiate with them, and signs an agreement, raised alarm bells ... TTP killed, beheaded and lashed people all across FATA and Swat and controlled the territory to attack Peshawar, areas in KP and all across Pakistan.
The festival was organized Udhyaana, Swat Education Department and Pakistan Alliance for Maths and Science, and inaugurated by Commissioner Malakand Division Syed Zaheer ul Islam, Deputy Commissioner Shahid Mehmood, Assistant Commissioner Shahab Khan, Nazim Muhammad Ali Shah and ...
The Nobel Peace Laureate returns to Pakistan nearly six years after the attack that nearly ended her life. [Islamabad]—Amid tight security and a heavily armed military escort, girls' education advocate Malala Yousafzai visited her native city of Mingora, Pakistan late last month. Accompanied by her father, ...

Flanked by her parents the Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai made an emotional return to her Pakistani home town for the first time since she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012. The high-security trip to Mingora in the Swat Valley was a closely guarded secret. Ms Yousafzai and her ...
A Pakistani women's activist says Malala Yousafzai, who is back in Pakistan for the first time since the Taliban shot her in 2012, is hoping to visit her Swat ... Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has entered her home in the northwestern town of Mingora in the Swat Valley the first time ...
After years of recession the fishing industry in Swat is booming again with the fisheries department claiming that the production of trout fish would soon ... Khurshaid Alam, a trout fish farm owner at Biha village in Matta tehsil who has been connected with the business since 2004, said that till 2007 his farm ...
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan on Thursday in her first visit to her native country since she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman six years ago. She said in a brief speech at a ceremony at Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's office that she will continue to campaign for ...
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on March 31 visited her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot by Taliban militants in 2012. Malala landed by helicopter in the town of Mingora, in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley, amid heightened security together with her father, mother, ...
Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan hometown for first time – video ... Yousafzai and her parents landed in an army helicopter at a cadet school near the Swat Valley town in north-west Pakistan on Saturday morning. Malala Yousafzai visits hometown for first time since Taliban shooting. Source: AP.
Peace has returned to Swat because of the invaluable sacrifices rendered by my brothers and sisters," she said at a school outside Mingora, the district's main town, where she was escorted by the Pakistani military. The brief trip by the 20-year-old Nobel laureate is a highly symbolic moment for Pakistan, ...
MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Saturday arrived in her hometown for the first time since a Taliban militant shot ... Yousafzai and her family arrived in a helicopter provided by the Pakistani military, which took her to the town of Mingora in the Swat Valley from Islamabad.
After flying by army helicopter to the northwestern region from Islamabad, she met with friends and family before visiting the all-boys Swat Cadet College Guli Bagh, some 15 kilometres (nine miles) outside of Mingora, the district's main town. She looked happy on arrival at the school, where she is expected ...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for girls' education and the world's youngest Nobel laureate, visited her hometown in ... Her return under heavy security to the city of Mingora in the Swat Valley — a former Taliban stronghold — was a deeply emotional moment for Ms.
ISLAMABAD – The attack on an army unit in Swat was carried out by the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists based in Afghanistan, stated ... hideouts from where they have been financing, planning and undertaking cross-border terrorist attacks on Pakistani military posts, cities and towns.

ISLAMABAD: The attack on an army unit in Swat was carried out by the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists based on Afghan soil, said a ... they have been financing, planning and undertaking cross-border terrorist attacks on Pakistani military posts, cities and towns,” an FO statement said.
ISLAMABAD - The United States on Thursday delivered a strong message of 'do a lot more' yet again to Pakistan as a senior American diplomat visited ... been financing, planning and undertaking cross-border terrorist attacks on Pakistani military posts, cities and towns,” said a foreign ministry statement.
LONDON, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Mar, 2018 ):Dancing in the hills: a journey to meet Pakistan's Kalash people, close to the Afghan border, ... He said a little south-east was the Swat Valley that only a decade before had declared itself an independent Islamic republic run by a pro-Taliban ...
The port city has carved out a special place for itself in the history of Bangladesh's struggle for freedom. ... MV Swat, a Pakistani ship carrying weapons for the occupation forces, had anchored at Chittagong Port. ... “The Pakistan army opened fire on us when we reached the Navy Fleet at Double Mooring.
The northern areas of Pakistan also host some of the longest glaciers (outside the polar region), especially in the Karakorams. The Siachin glacier is 75 kilometers long. The Hispar, (52 kilometers) joins the Biafo at the Hispar La (5,154 meters) to form a 116-kilometer ice corridor. The Batura is 58 kilometers ...
“Pakistan is in the list of those 10 countries where majority of the people are deprived of clean drinking water facility and are compelled to use contaminated water,” said Sheda Muhammad. “Politicians should play their role to create awareness among the masses about clean water,” stated City Nazim Ikram ...
A vacant lot, leveled during the two-year Pakistani offensive against the Haqqani network lies dormant in the North Waziristan city of Miran Shah. ... Clean, safe and secure villages and towns are now being touted by Islamabad as the supposed hallmarks of tribal regions on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, ...
The majority are from Swat, the tourist spot in Pakistan's northwest once overtaken by the Pakistani Taliban. Among them, the most prominent was Abdullah, son of the Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, who hails from the Mam Dheri area of Swat in Pakistan's northwest. The village is also the birth place of the ...
An operation by the Pakistani Army against militants in the tribal areas in 2014 displaced around a million people. The process of return began in 2016, ... In the spring of 2004, I left my village with him to attend high school in Peshawar, the largest city in northwestern Pakistan. Every day I wondered whether ...
MINGORA: The educationists and social civil society members have shown concerns over lack of basic facilities in the government schools in Swat. ... He said that Swat was put on 86th number among the 141 districts of the country according to Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Ranking in 2017.
Tens of thousands of Pashtuns are demanding an end to extrajudicial killings and abductions they blame on the Pakistani state - and a charismatic young .... It was a time when families had to move from their villages and take refuge in faraway towns and cities like Bannu, Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi.
PTM leaders say stories of Pashtun disappearances have been largely ignored until now, especially ordeals suffered by families from the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, including thousands who moved to major cities to escape a near-decade long insurgency by militants. The Pakistan Army's public ...
NOWSHERA: Advisor to the prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) provincial president Amir Muqam on Thursday said the victory of the ... Criticising the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, he said that its ministers were involved in illegal mining in Nowshera, Swat and Buner ...
MALAKAND: The residents of Shahkot in Palai town of the Malakand Agency ?have been facing acute drinking water shortage as all the available springs and previous pipelines providing water to the village had been damaged in the ongoing work on Swat Expressway. The villagers at a meeting on ...
Pakistani officials say gunmen have shot dead four paramilitary soldiers in the southwestern city of Quetta in an ambush claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. ... On February 3, a suicide bomber killed 11 soldiers in an attack on an army camp in the Swat Valley in Pakistan's northwest, with the Pakistani Taliban ...
On February 2, 2018, at least 11 Army personnel were killed and another 13 injured in a suicide bombing near an Army camp in the Sharifabad area of Kabal tehsil (revenue unit) in Swat District. The suicide bomber targeted the sports area of the military base camp where soldiers were playing volleyball.
Those, who had to venture out to do the daily chores, had to brave the rain and the cold wave that gripped the city and its suburbs. The worst sufferers were the ... The upper parts of Swat district, including Kalam, Mataltan, Madyan, Bahrain, Malam Jabba received snowfall. DIR: Citizen as well tourists ...
At least 11 Pakistani security personnel, including an army officer, were killed and 13 others were injured on Saturday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a military ... Swat, a tourist spot located in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is also known as the "Switzerland of Pakistan".
At least 11 soldiers have been killed and 13 injured in a suicide attack in northern Pakistan. A bomb was detonated on Saturday after a crowd of civilians gathered to watch the soldiers play volleyball at a sports ground near their base in the Swat valley. A group called the Pakistani Taliban claimed that it ...
Swat in northwest Pakistan referred to by some as the 'Switzerland of Pakistan”, is known for its stunning natural beauty. The valley was briefly controlled by the Taliban between 2007 and 2009. The armed forces have carried a series of military operations against local and foreign terrorists in the scenic ...
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) the earthquake's epicenter was the Hindu Kush region, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale. In Pakistan, the quake ... others were injured. In Swat Valley, a visitor in a local hotel passed away due to a heart attack as a result of jolts in the building.
When nuclear physicist and educator Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy opined that Pakistan would never produce another Abdus Salam, the country's first Nobel ... A 2013 UNESCO study of Pakistani schools found that 34% of children in grade-V could not read a grade-II level Urdu story while 47% of grade-III children ...
When the Swat Taliban had spilled out of their base in the Malakand region and made their presence felt a handful of miles from Islamabad, Pakistan and the world were rightly alarmed. It is not that human lives in a capital city are more precious, but the psychological effect of a terror attack in either Kabul or ...
Meaning that Trump Town has hit Pakistan where it hurts in terms of suspending military assistance and, in kind, we have returned the disfavour: cracking down on ... that the Pashto-language Radio Mashaal was launched back in 2010, in part, to counter the reach of the Mullah Radio phenomenon in Swat.
Our journey started from Mansehra, and we travelled through Battagram and Shangla to reach Swat. Given our arduous itinerary due to the time spent in Mansehra, Malam Jabba and Kalam, we were only left with a day to explore the serenity of Kumrat if we were to follow our travel plan on schedule.
Besides these, the board recommended conversion of inquiry into investigation against Sher Alam (private person) and others for illegal transfer of government land at Malam Jabba, Swat. During the inquiry, it was revealed that Sher Alam in connivance with other accused persons fraudulently transferred ...
It's pretty well established that education is hugely important in terms of giving kids a chance at a better life, and now, one Emirates-based charity is stepping up to help with that. The Big Heart Foundation have donated US$700,000 (Dhs2.57 million) towards the building of a school in Swat Valley, Pakistan, ...
Pakistan's radical cleric Sufi Muhammad arrives to address his supporters in Mingora, capital of Pakistan's troubled valley of Swat in this 2009 photo. ... PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A radical anti-US cleric imprisoned in Pakistan since 2009 left the jail in the northwestern city of Peshawar following a court order ...
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A radical anti-U.S. cleric imprisoned in Pakistan since 2009 left the jail in the northwestern city of Peshawar following a court order for ... Mohammad is also father-in-law of Mullah Fazlullah, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban who is believed to be hiding in neighboring Afghanistan.
Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistani authorities have released on bail prominent militia commander and scholar, Sufi Muhammad, known as the father of the Taliban in the Swat Valley, on health grounds, his lawyer says. Muhammad, 93, was imprisoned in the northwestern city of Peshawar in 2009 and ...
'Gul Makai', a biographical film on the life of teenager Pakistani activist and Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, is being shot in this district of Kashmir for last few days. The film is ... Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, the largest city in the Swat Valley, know as Pakistan's Switzerland.
... cities of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) including the provincial capital Peshawar on Sunday but no causality or property loss was reported. According to the geological wing of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), tremors measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale were felt in Islamabad, Swat, Mingora, ...
BANGKOK: A retired Japanese crime boss has been arrested in Thailand ending more than 14 years on the run after photos of his 'Yakuza' tattoos and a missing little finger went viral. The fugitive, Shigeharu Shirai, 72, was arrested by a SWAT team on Wednesday in the sleepy central Thai market town of ...


 

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