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Violence against women on rise in KP, say right activists

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    Violence against women on rise in KP, say right activists
Civil society organizations and human right activists have strongly criticized the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments for their inability to check violence against women. Speaking at a joint news conference...
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Tribesmen’s house demolished for facilitating illegal trans-border movement of Afghan nationals

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    Tribesmen’s house demolished for facilitating illegal trans-border movement of Afghan nationals
The political authorities of Kurram tribal agency on Tuesday demolished the houses of two tribesmen for allegedly facilitating illegal entry of Afghan nationals into Pakistani territory. According to assistant political...
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Peshawar beat Lower Dir in U-19 cricket Test match

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    Peshawar beat Lower Dir in U-19 cricket Test match
The Peshawar team beat Lower Dir in the inaugural match of the Peshawar Region’s inter-districts under-19 Test cricket tournament. The Peshawar team won the two-day match by an inning and...
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JUIF leader says newspapers misquoted him on polio vaccines

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    JUIF leader says newspapers misquoted him on polio vaccines
Dismissing a news item published in a section of press, central leader of the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam (Fazal) and Ameer of the party’s Fata chapter, Mufti Abdu Shakoor has said that...
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Tent village set up in Dir for Chitrali passengers stranded due to closure of Lowari Top

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    Tent village set up in Dir for Chitrali passengers stranded due to closure of Lowari Top
The district administration of Upper Dir has set up a temporarily tent village in Panahkot area for the stranded residents of Chitral as the lone ground route joining the...
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KP, Fata receive rain, snowfall after prolonged dry spell

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    KP, Fata receive rain, snowfall after prolonged dry spell
After a prolonged dry spell, parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the adjoining tribal areas received light rain on the night between Monday and Tuesday. The hilly areas in the upper...
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Sewing machines, wheelchairs distributed among 80 special persons in Khyber Agency

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    Sewing machines, wheelchairs distributed among 80 special persons in Khyber Agency
Social Welfare Department of FATA Secretariat has distributed sewing machines and wheelchairs among 80 special persons including men and women in a ceremony held in Jamrud Jirga Hall Jamrud...
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Policeman shot dead in Peshawar

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    Policeman shot dead in Peshawar
Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a police cop in Wahid Garhi area of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, said officials of Daudzai police station. They said that the deceased...
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Four dead as van turns turtle on motorway near Charsadda

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    Four dead as van turns turtle on motorway near Charsadda
Four people lost their lives and 10 others sustained injuries when a passenger van turned turtle on motorway in the vicinity of Charsadda district on Tuesday morning. Local police...
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Australia dominating Sydney Test

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    Australia dominating Sydney Test
Australia were dominating third Test against Pakistan at Sydney on Tuesday with thumping centuries from David Warner and Matt Renshaw on first day. Australia were batting on 294 runs for...
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Power supply disconnected in Khyber Agency’s Shalobar area for 5 days

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    Power supply disconnected in Khyber Agency’s Shalobar area for 5 days
Power supply has been disconnected in Shalobar area of Khyber Agency for the last five days due to which the residents are facing many difficulties. The area people said their...
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Second convocation of Afghan students held at Gomal University

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    Second convocation of Afghan students held at Gomal University
The second convocation of Afghan students at the Gomal University in Dera Ismail Khan was held on Monday where over 50 students got degrees. Gomal University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr...
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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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