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Pakistan’s Population Doubles-2017 Preliminary Census Results

Posted August 26th, 2017 at 11:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Written by Niala Mohammad Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) carried out its sixth population census earlier this year after a 19 year long gap. According to the preliminary results Pakistan has had an overall 57% population increase since its last census conducted in 1998. The 2017 preliminary census results show Pakistan’s population at 207.7 million; […]

#RediscoverKP

Posted October 11th, 2016 at 8:38 pm (UTC+0)
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#RediscoverKP #GoZest Initiative aims at bringing tourism back to Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and changing the negative stereotypes associated with the province and its people.   A group of young men and women who were sick of being synonymous with negative connotations, took it upon themselves to change the perception of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and Pashtuns. Under the banner […]

Eid ul Adha-Across the Durand

Posted September 14th, 2016 at 5:47 pm (UTC+0)
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  Although Eid ul Adha heavily revolves around the concept of sacrifice, Pashtuns in the region associate this holiday with fashion and of course food. Children in Charsadda & Khost wearing their most colorful and sparkly outfits Young men wearing traditional hand embroidered “jama’ clothing in Paktika and Khost.  Elder men dressed in traditional clothes, polished […]

Mother by Abaseen Yusafzai

Posted May 7th, 2016 at 5:51 pm (UTC+0)
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Translated by Niala Mohammad   My home is heaven because of you, you are my angel, your life is an example for all to follow, you are the sustenance of life And if I were to be what would I become without you I live in comfort today because of your blessings I remember your sadness, […]

The ThrillSeekerz of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa

Posted February 2nd, 2016 at 5:55 pm (UTC+0)
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    By Niala Mohammad  Faiza Rehman (of Pusht-e-Khera Payan, Peshawar) , Sahibzada Anees (of Topi, Swabi District), Muhammad Ammar (of Tangi, Charsadda District), and Yasawal Ahmad (of Peshawar City) are the founders of “Thrill Seekerz”, a club that started in 2013, in response to the terrorism effecting the youth of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. This club […]

Nazia Parveen, FATA’s First Female Athlete

Posted July 24th, 2014 at 8:16 pm (UTC+0)
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Written by Niala Mohammad and Wagma Jalawan “Don’t Think Just Because You are a Girl You Can’t do Something.” This tenacious tribalite has done more than climb rocks. She has challenged the cultural norms of a society where women are hidden in the shadows of men. Her goal is to win an Olympic gold medal […]

Dildar Garai, Charsadda- The Epicenter of Kohl Production in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa

Posted May 29th, 2014 at 8:15 pm (UTC+0)
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By Niala Mohammad & Shoaib Zada Adorning the eyes and marking the chin with ranjeh or kohl are an essential part of the beautification process for Pashtun women. Ranjeh is a staple beauty product that almost every Pashtun women has in her possession. Many poets have written about their beloved’s kohl filled “intoxicating” eyes. Hence […]

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