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KPCCI, USAID look for industrial development in KP

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI) and USAID have drafted a vision document for developing a well diversified industrial and manufacturing base in KP. This base would not only be export oriented but it would also help domestic consumers and create employment opportunities.
The vision document was prepared after a detailed discussion among officials of USAID, provincial government and business community of the province at KPCCI on Wednesday.

Forces seize 89 missiles, arrest 4 militants in kP

PESHAWAR: The security forces have seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition including 89 missiles during a successful raid in Khyber Agency, and also arrested four militants in the process.
Colonel Sadiq of the Frontier Corps (FC) told journalists at the FC Fort Shahkus on Sunday that 89 missiles, 31 40-MM rocket launchers and light-machine guns were seized by the security forces during a raid carried out in the Akakhel area.
The Russian-origin arms were brought to the

Zardari chats with KP MPs about GST

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday reiterated the PPP-led government's resolve to continue pursuing the socio-economic reforms-agenda to deliver on the promises made to the people and to give an economically stable, prosperous and peaceful Pakistan to the coming generations.
Addressing a meeting with PPP MPAs from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) at the presidency, Zardari said despite challenges and hurdles, the government had waded through difficulties successfully and

KP seeks 2-year exemption from GST

PESHAWAR: The provincial legislature of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday said the provincial government had presented its reservations on the levy of reformed general sales tax (GST) and demanded a two-year exemption for the province.
This was stated by Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in response to the demands by PML-N legislators for tabling a joint resolution against the GST Bill.
Three legislators of PML-N, Javed Abbasi,

Nizam-i-Adal judges being posted, KP minister tells House

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa government is firm on its resolve to establish Islamic Nizam-i-Adal (Islamic judicial system) in Malakand division and appointment of qazis (judges) are in progress in Swat and other districts.
Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar said while speaking in the provincial assembly on Friday. Barrister Javed Abbassi PML (N) MPA from Abbottabad had questioned about posting and appointment of judges in according to 2009 Nizam-i-Adal

41 clerics barred from KP during Muharram

PESHAWAR: Forty-one clerics have been banned entry to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) during the upcoming month of Muharram-ul-Haram to prevent any untoward incident, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to details, a security plan will be developed by the KP government to provide maximum security to people. "The clerics have been banned to maintain peace in the province," a government official asking not be named told Pakistan Today.
Those banned include Said Raza Hussian, Said

KP govt allocates Rs 2.5m for Hindus’ temple

PESHAWAR: An amount of Rs 2.5 million has been allocated by the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa government for the renovation and preservation of Hindu temple in Gorghathari, Peshawar High Court was informed on Tuesday.
A sample application had been filed by Phool Vati, a Hindu woman, pleading before the Peshawar High Court that the temple had been declared their personal property in 1955 but was occupied by the provincial government. The local Hindus will not be able to celebrate the

PPP’s plan to appoint loyalist as KP governor hits snags

The move by Pakistan People's Party's (PPP) to replace Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani with a party loyalist has hit snags, whereas the Awami National Party (ANP) says that if this has to be done, the governor should be apolitical and a technocrat, suggesting former provincial chief secretary Azam Khan as best suited for the job.
ANP Senior Vice President Haji Adeel told Pakistan Today that his party was against appointing a politician as the

KP livestock losses touch Rs 7b

PESHAWAR: The livestock, dairy and poultry sectors have suffered a loss of over Rs 7 billion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
However, the government has not provided any compensation yet. The Ministry of Livestock has completed its preliminary survey, with the support of its district field offices and local administrations in the flood affected areas and has compiled its complete report of both direct and indirect losses to the livestock, dairy and poultry sectors.
The report