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Petrol prices increased by Rs2.25, diesel Rs2.26 per litre

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    Petrol prices increased by Rs2.25, diesel Rs2.26 per litre
The government has increased the prices of petrol by Rs2.25 and diesel by Rs2.26 per litre for the next 15 days. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced the increase in prices...
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Muttahida Saraiki Council protested FATA merger into KP

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    Muttahida Saraiki Council protested FATA merger into KP
The Muttahida Saraiki Council (MSC) on Tuesday set up a protest camp in Dera Ismail Khan against FATA merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and demanded Saraikistan province for Saraiki speakers. Representatives...
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Protests held against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    Protests held against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest
Protest demonstrations were held in Mardan and several other areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed’ house arrest on Tuesday. A protest demonstration was held in...
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FOA President accused of selecting KP players in FATA basketball team

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    FOA President accused of selecting KP players in FATA basketball team
The FATA Basketball Association members on Tuesday accused the FATA Olympics Association (FOA) President Shahid Khan Shinwari of selecting players from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in FATA basketball team for the...
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Alpine International ski Cup underway in Malam Jabba

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    Alpine International ski Cup underway in Malam Jabba
The Alpine International Cup ski tournament is underway in tourists’ resort Malam Jabba top in scenic Swat valley after 11 years of gap. The tournament started on 28 January will...
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Gas cylinder blast kills two in Lower Dir

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    Gas cylinder blast kills two in Lower Dir
Two people were killed and two injured as a gas cylinder exploded in Gulabad area of Lower Dir on Tuesday. Police said the explosion took place in a denting workshop...
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Only six out of 16 companies’ milk fit for consumption

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    Only six out of 16 companies’ milk fit for consumption
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain on Tuesday informed the National Assembly that only six milk companies out of 16 companies in the country provide pure...
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Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen seeks judicial probe into Parachinar terror attack

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen seeks judicial probe into Parachinar terror attack
The Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen has demanded judicial inquiry into the terrorist attack at Sabzi Mandi in Parachinar area of Kurram Agency. Addressing a press conference in Parachinar on Monday, the...
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Filthy stagnant water on road near KP Assembly perturb commuters

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    Filthy stagnant water on road near KP Assembly perturb commuters
Filthy water accumulated on the road infront of Radio Pakistan building near Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly is causing severe hardships for commuters. From the past five days the filthy water has...
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11 killed as passenger coach plunges into ravine in Malakand

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    11 killed as passenger coach plunges into ravine in Malakand
At least 11 passengers including women and children were killed and seven others suffered critical injuries when a passenger coach plunged into a deep ravine near Shaheed Morr in...
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Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed put under house arrest

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed put under house arrest
The Punjab government has confined the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and declared his home in Johar Town, Lahore as sub-jail. A crackdown has been launched against the...
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Contempt notice filed against federal govt in PHC over non-provision of gas to Swabi

Date: 31 Jan, 2017

    Contempt notice filed against federal govt in PHC over non-provision of gas to Swabi
Aqibullah Khan, the brother of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, has filed a contempt of court case against the federal government in the Peshawar High Court (PHC) over...
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FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

  • PATA residents yet to benefit from Right to Information Act

    The people of seven districts of Malakand division and Kohistan are complaining that being the equal citizens of the country, it is their basic right to have access to information of public importance as like other inhabitants of rest of the province.

  • Government fails to control monopoly of private educational institutions

    The previous ANP-led government had prepared a draft for establishing a regulatory body for the private educational institutions but it could not make legislation. The incumbent PTI-led coalition government had also promised to establish a regulatory body in the province but despite of passage of four years, it yet to materialize the pledge.

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Fata Reforms

  • Delay in the passage of reforms bill from parliament draws criticism from FATA people   FATA, FATA Reforms, Reforms Committtee, FCR

    The existing Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has always been under criticism from different quarters, while the successive governments also brought some changes in the controversial British-era law – the most important being the right to franchise in 1996 and political parties act extension to FATA in 2011. […]

  • Tribal people waiting for government’s decision on future status of FATA

    Since the beginning of consultations for the reforms process by the government, the political parties, social organisations and tribal elders and youth are actively raising their voice in support of particular set of reforms. When Members of the National Assembly from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) submitted the 22nd constitutional amendment bill in the Lower […]

  • Tribal People are uncertain about the proposed local bodies polls in 2017 FATA,FATA Reforms, Local Government 2017 in FATA

    Efforts are being underway to introduce reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on official level and the tribal population is also participating in the process by providing their input from time to time on the issue concerning their future governing system. The Fata reforms committed led by Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Prime Minister […]

TDPs

  • Sports activities get momentum in FATA with return of TDPs FATA, TDPs, TDPs Repatriation, Sports

    Like other activities of life, sports activities also came to a halt in FATA due to law and order issues and the sports grounds presented a deserted look. However, the situation changed swiftly after the return of local people and now the political administration, FATA Secretariat and people in their private capacity are organising sports […]

  • Matriculation exams conducted successfully amid repatriation, rehabilitation of TDPs in FATA

    After years of displacement and reconstruction in tribal areas, the government successfully conducted matriculation exams in FATA this year. The FATA people were jubilant over holding of matric exams in their areas after a long time However, the students from Mehsuds-inhabited areas of South Waziristan Agency had to attend their exam in Dera Ismail Khan […]

  • TDPs decry lack of facilities at ration, registration centers across FATA,KP FATA, TDPs, IDPs, IDPs Repatriation

    The repatriation process of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) has entered its final stage. According to the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), majority of the displaced families have so far been repatriated but still there are thousands of households who are still waiting for government’s approval to return […]

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