Cloud of uncertainty hangs over future of PIA, employees

There has been much debate in recent months over the proposed privatisation of the national flag-carrier, the Pakistan International Airlines. The PIA employees staged protests in recent weeks and it resulted in casualties in Karachi too, when the security personnel resorted to violence at demonstrations. However, the PIA employees resumed duty and ended protests after … More Cloud of uncertainty hangs over future of PIA, employees

Permitting the permitless: Lawful taxicabs banned, permitless being allowed at UoP campus

Muhammad Shahid PESHAWAR: While the University of Peshawar is taking measures to boost security on campus, the permitless taxicabs are entering the varsity freely and it may pose security threats. The university administration has banned yellow cabs but the cabs of other colours are freely roaming in the campus. Driver of a yellow cab, Abdullah, … More Permitting the permitless: Lawful taxicabs banned, permitless being allowed at UoP campus

Mullagori tribespersons ‘between a rock and unsafe water’

JAMRUD, Khyber Agency: Members of the Mullagori tribe in Khyber Agency are suffering from various diseases, particularly dental problems, owing to unsafe drinking water. Though the marble factories in the area are profitable for the locals, these are also contaminating water in the area and causing health issues. During a visit to the area that … More Mullagori tribespersons ‘between a rock and unsafe water’

Swat Festival: Kalam-addicts can’t help it despite road troubles

Muhammad Shahid KALAM VALLEY, Swat: The four-day Swat Summer Festival, held from June 20 to 23, definitely provided an opportunity to tourists to enjoy the cool weather of Kalam valley, but the topsy-turvy road leading to the area exhausts the tourists who have to take sound rest before enjoying such events. The festival was inaugurated … More Swat Festival: Kalam-addicts can’t help it despite road troubles

Scenic beauty of Laram Top pulling nature lovers

LARAM TOP, Lower Dir: The midnight howling of jackals on the forested and cloud-piercing Laram hills may disturb tourists. However, for the quinquagenarian Muhammad Karim Khan it is a routine affair. Karim Khan is a resident of the area by birth and enjoys serving the guests and tourists. His sense of hospitality is evident by … More Scenic beauty of Laram Top pulling nature lovers