The Government of Japan has decided to extend financial support of US$ 96,660 (approx.

A moderate 4.9 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Peshawar and Swat, on Monday.

General Secretary, TB Association, district Peshawar, Dr Saeedul Majeed has said the number of TB patients in Peshawar had increased during the last one year. He was addressing executive body meeting of the association on Thursday. He called for bringing improvement in the economic conditions of the people in the country to control this disease.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to set up an autonomous authority within a year for ensuring smooth provision of drinking water and sewerage and sanitation services in Peshawar.

According to a handout, Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti gave approval for establishment of the authority during a meeting here on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haidar Khan Hoti has approved in principle the establishment of an autonomous authority for clean drinking water, sewerage and sanitation in provincial capital, Peshawar. The chief minister has directed the concerned authorities for submission of joint proposals in consultation with all stakeholders for finalisation of all matters in this connection.

PESHAWAR (June 09 2010): Fruit orchards in district Peshawar have been hit by a mysterious disease leaving the plants dry, inflicting heavy financial losses on the farmers of the area.

City District Government Peshawar (CDGP) and Waste Management of Pakistan (WMP) a private company on Thursday signed an agreement for the collection and recycling of garbage from the four towns of Peshawar on scientific lines and convert it into useful materials of fertiliser and fuel.

The number of swine flu patients has reached at 11 in NWFP after confirmation of another swine flu case in the province, health officials said on Friday.

PPP Senator Farhat Abbas Tuesday said Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, had approved a package of Rs 120 million for the development of Peshawar city. She said such development packages would also be sought for other districts of the province. Addressing a press conference here at the Peshawar Press Club (PPC), she said the amount would be spent on electrification and drinking water schemes.

Two children died in Upper Kurram Agency because of shortage of medicines on Wednesday, increasing the number of such deaths to 43 in three weeks, a private TV channel reported.