There are about 50 Million Pashtuns spread out across a vast expanse of territory. The majority of Pashtuns are in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (A province of Pakistan) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (An autonomous region in North-west Pakistan bordering Afghanistan).
Are the Taliban making a comeback in Swat Valley?
On 16th September a bomb ripped through Lower Dir killing 16 people. Almost simultaneously there were attacks by militants crossing the Afghan border to attack security forces and border posts in Lower Dir. Initial reports suggested the Swat Taliban chapter of the TTP had accepted responsibility for the attacks and Rehman Malik blamed Maulana Fazlullah who was hiding in Afghanistan. This should have been an eye-opener, a warning that the Taliban were making inroads into Lower Dir and Swat again by using the Afghan border. Today an attack took place on Malala Yousufzai claimed by the Swat Taliban which has gravely wounded the fourteen year old.
Majority of district education officers and headmasters of government schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been providing the provincial Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department with exaggerated information to hide their inefficiency and get more funds, officials said. The education department officials, who requested anonymity, said that officers in districts had been indulging in filing […]
Jinnah College for Women in collaboration with Oxford University Press on Monday organised a book review and discussion session on the campus in a bid to promote book reading among youths. The book reviewed and discussed by participants was ‘Twelve steps to a compassionate life’ of Karen Armstrong, a British author known for extensive work […]
Director, Elementary and Secondary Education, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mohammad Rafiq Khattak has said that the promotion of 59,000 teachers of different cadre entered into final stages. A meeting of the departmental selection committee in this regard would be convened on Wednesday (Feb 20) saying formal notification in this regard would be issued before Feb 25. Rafiq […]
Students of Bloomfield Hall School were taken to The Coffee Pot Bistro on an educational trip where the owner of the restaurant Shamama Arbab gave them a lesson on baking and acquainted them on the etiquettes of eating at a restaurant. They were shown how to choose a meal from a menu card, behave with […]
The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has selected Prof. Dr. Naeem ur Rehman Khattak for the Best Teacher award for the year 2011 from University of Peshawar. An HEC notification issued in this regard says that the main awards committee in its meeting held in late January 2013, has approved the name of Prof. Dr. […]