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Influential person blocks school’s route in Lakki Marwat

Date: 19 Sep, 2017

    Influential person blocks school’s route in Lakki Marwat
An influential person has blocked the entry route of the Government High School Dabak Mandarkhel in Lakki Marwat with thorns in protest against the government for not giving job...
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People of Delaks in Upper Dir seek opening of bridge for traffic

Date: 19 Sep, 2017

    People of Delaks in Upper Dir seek opening of bridge for traffic
The people of Delaks area of Upper Dir have called upon the government to complete construction work on the only linking bridge in the area on priority basis and...
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1,395 new IT labs to be set up in KP govt schools

Date: 19 Sep, 2017

    1,395 new IT labs to be set up in KP govt schools
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan has approved establishment of 1,395 Information Technology (IT) laboratories in the government schools of the province.
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No military solution to Afghan problem: Tehmina Janjua

Date: 19 Sep, 2017

    No military solution to Afghan problem: Tehmina Janjua
Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has said there is no military solution to the Afghan issue and the problem can only be resolved through talks.
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Stadium Eleven win Major Gulfam Shaheed Football Tournament in Kurram

Date: 19 Sep, 2017

    Stadium Eleven win Major Gulfam Shaheed Football Tournament in Kurram
Stadium Eleven have won Major Gulfam Shaheed Football Tournament in Kurram Agency.
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KP govt to establish one new district, three tehsils

Date: 19 Sep, 2017

    KP govt to establish one new district, three tehsils
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced to establish a new district and three tehsils in the province.
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No rift in civil, military leadership, COAS

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    No rift in civil, military leadership, COAS
Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that there is no rift between the civil and military leadership of the country. He was talking to the...
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Sharjeel decides to file appeal against five-year ban

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    Sharjeel decides to file appeal against five-year ban
Pakistan’s flamboyant opener Sharjeel Khan has decided to file appeal against the ban imposed on him by the anti-corruption tribunal of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The PCB’s anti-corruption tribunal...
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Dengue claims yet another life in Peshawar

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    Dengue claims yet another life in Peshawar
Another dengue patient died in Peshawar on Monday bringing the death toll to 27 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial Health Department said in a statement. According to it, 35-year-old Shah...
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Teachers protest against proposed Education Act

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    Teachers protest against proposed Education Act
Government schools’ teachers on Monday threatened to boycott classes and launch a grand protest drive against the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s proposed Education Act. Tanzeem-e-Asatiza, an association of the government...
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City dwellers express reservations over use of substandard materials in under construction sewerage line

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    City dwellers express reservations over use of substandard materials in under construction sewerage line
City dwellers have expressed reservations over the quality of materials being used in the under-construction sewerage system. “Sewerage is one of the basic problems the residents of the interior city...
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JUIF rally urges Muslim countries to severe diplomatic, trade ties with Myanmar over Rohingya’s persecution

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    JUIF rally urges Muslim countries to severe diplomatic, trade ties with Myanmar over Rohingya’s persecution
Participants of a rally held here on Monday urged upon the rulers of Muslim countries to sever diplomatic and trade ties with Myanmar as a protest against the atrocities...
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PTI submits party funding details to ECP

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    PTI submits party funding details to ECP
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday submitted details of party finances from 2010 to 2017 before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The PTI foreign funding case was taken up for...
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IHC admits contempt of court petition against Nawaz Sharif

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    IHC admits contempt of court petition against Nawaz Sharif
The Islamabad High Court on Monday admitted for hearing a petition seeking initiating contempt of court proceedings against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A single bench of the IHC presided...
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Compensation cheques given to tribesmen in Kurram got time-barred

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    Compensation cheques given to tribesmen in Kurram got time-barred
Cheques of compensation amount given to the residents of Central Kurram Agency for the reconstruction of their damaged houses have become time-barred, tribal people said. “These cheques were given to...
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17 injured in suicide blast near Chaman border

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    17 injured in suicide blast near Chaman border
At least 17 people including security personnel were injured in a suicide bomb blast near the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman on Monday, officials said. As per details, a vehicle of...
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Fata Reforms

  • Future of FATA reforms in wake of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification

    The reforms process in FATA was initiated two years back on the direction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Recently the former cabinet of Nawaz Sharif had also approved the recommendations of FATA Reforms Committee.

    However, the cabinet was also dissolved with the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Panama Papers case of 28 July, 2017. The reforms process earlier faced hindrances due to opposition by certain political parties. The disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and dissolution of the federal cabinet has served as a fresh blow to the already fragile reforms process.

  • FATA reforms bill suspended over the question of merger and Riwaj Act

    The FATA reforms process is again facing suspension since May this year mainly due to differences among the FATA parliamentarians over the mode of reforms in the tribal areas. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Member National Assembly from South Waziristan Agency Muhammad Jamaluddin says the parliamentarians are having different opinion on the question of merger with Khyber […]

  • The pros and cons of extending superior courts to FATA

    The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been kept away from the country’s judicial system under Article 247 of the Constitution of Pakistan and all kinds of disputes are resolved under the centuries-old tribal system. The ongoing reforms process not only aims at bringing the tribal region into the national mainstream, but also bringing FATA […]

TDPs

  • Families suffer from lack of internet and mobile services in areas of return

    Following repatriation to natives towns, the returned families especially youth have been facing immense problems due to unavailability of internet and 3G services in tribal agencies. Though tribes seem satisfied with pace of reconstruction and rehabilitation process but what concern them is the non-availability of cellular phones, internet services that concern the tribal people especially […]

  • Post-repatriation opportunities and challenges of Technical education in FATA

    The government has allocated Rs 600 million to promote technical education and enroll maximum students at technical educational institutions in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The amount is said to be spent on construction of new technical institutes, make the closed institute functional and equip them with modern facilities. This was revealed by Fata Development […]

  • BISP to be extended to North and South Waziristan soon

    The government of Pakistan launched BISP in 2008 to provide financial assistance to destitute families. So far, around 5.4 women have been benefited from this program by getting Rs4500 every three months. Like other parts of the country, this program has also been extended to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). This women centric program has […]

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