Inside Peshawar’s struggling gemstone industry

By Shahid Shalmani PESHAWAR: To the uninitiated, Peshawar’s famous gemstone market isn’t easy to find amid the bustling stalls and narrow lanes of Namakmandi Bazaar. And it’s not just for directions that the first-time visitor would be advised to bring a guide along. To get the best deals, one needs someone who knows the market … More Inside Peshawar’s struggling gemstone industry

Bus Rapid Transit in Peshawar: Let’s keep fingers crossed

By Muhammad Shahid PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has performed the groundbreaking of the much-touted Rapid Bus Transit in Peshawar and claimed that it would be completed within six months. The groundbreaking of the project having an estimated cost of over Rs49 billion was performed at a ceremony held at the Northern Bypass and Motorway … More Bus Rapid Transit in Peshawar: Let’s keep fingers crossed

PPH: a major risk caused by mishandling of deliveries

By Muhammad Shahid Ayesha Khan cannot forget her first child whom she lost as her in-laws were unwilling to provide her maternity care treatment at a health facility for delivery of her first child. Ayesha, an assumed name, suffered excessive bleeding while her child’s arm got fractured due to mishandling of her delivery case by … More PPH: a major risk caused by mishandling of deliveries

Peshawar’s heart stops briefly as arteries get clogged

PESHAWAR: Life turns miserable when the sunlight is at its peak in the afternoon amid the sizzling heat of May. To add insult to injury, the vehicles are bumper-to-bumper on a road in Peshawar Saddar, rendering the citizens powerless. Salim, a taxicab driver, repents his life as a cabdriver the moment he pulls up and … More Peshawar’s heart stops briefly as arteries get clogged

Ray of hope: thalassemia patient leading happy life after marriage

By Muhammad Shahid PESHAWAR: Life has changed dramatically for Zahid, a 22-year-old patient of thalassemia, after he entered into wedlock last weekend. “Compared to my unmarried life, I feel more satisfied now,” he says, “Even my physical symptoms have improved. Previously I suffered body aches but now the condition has improved a little bit.” Zahid, … More Ray of hope: thalassemia patient leading happy life after marriage