Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicKhyber Pakhtunkhwa

Topic: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban won’t create jihadist mini-state, Pakistan Army tells House panel

As part of peace negotiations, TTP is demanding the right to retain weapons, maintain its military organisation, and for territories it controls to regain wide-ranging autonomy.

‘Taliban rule’: Pakistanis fume after police violently disrupt Pashtun singer’s concert

Singer, poet and scholar, Karan Khan’s music is derived from his experiences and lived identity as a Pashtun. A police 'attack' on his concert didn't go well with Pakistanis.

Soldier statue in Pakistan removed. Some say it was Hari Singh, others don’t even name it

Hari Singh was known to be the Sikh warrior the Afghans were scared of. Haripur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where the statue was removed, was named after him.

Jamaat-e-Islami has a Sikh candidate. Pakistanis say it’s like VHP named a Muslim

A Sikh young man named Hardeet Singh was nominated for Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district. But people are asking if he is a Singh or an Afridi.

Fear or interfaith harmony? Hindus in Pakistan pay fine for temple attackers

Pakistan's Hindu community has decided to pay fines for the 11 religious leaders involved in the temple attack in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in December 2020.

Pakistani security forces kill 10 militants, including 4 commanders in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Security personnel conducted a planned raid based on prior information. Firing began on both sides killing 10 terrorists & large quantity of weapons, ammunition were also recovered.

Pakistan’s accusation against India on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa terror attack are ‘lies’, MEA says

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had alleged that India and Afghanistan were behind last month's attack on a bus that killed 13 people, including Chinese engineers.

Oppose ‘any force’ using terrorism to seek geopolitical gains — China on Pakistan’s bus blast

The statements came a day after Pakistan alleged that India & Afghanistan were behind the suicide attack on a bus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that killed 13, including 9 Chinese nationals.

Dilip Kumar shares photos of ancestral house in Peshawar that will be bought by Pakistan govt

The three-storey house situated in Pakistan's Peshawar was declared a national heritage by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in 2013.

Superheroes: Four-part web series on trials of urban Pakistani women to release soon

The series is produced by Teeli, a YouTube channel that calls itself an "alternative source" of entertainment in Pakistan.

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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