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  • Three die as vehicle plunges into gorge in Balakot At least three tourists died and two others were injured when a vehicle plunged into a deep ravine here on Sunday, police said. As per police report, the accident took place when a vehicle, coming from Naran, skidded off the road as the driver lost control over it and fell into a deep gorge near Kappi Gali in tehsil Balakot, District Mansehra....
  • Gulalai demands early merger of Fata in KP Demanding immediate merger of Fata in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Member National Assembly Ayesha Gulalai has asked the federal government to abstain from appointing Chief Operating Officers in Fata. Talking to TNN here on Sunday, Gulalai said that the reforms process should not be stopped to appease certain individuals, rather the demands of the tribal people should be honored....
  • Tribesmen to hold grand sit-in in Islamabad if Fata reforms not implemented before Oct 9 Fata parliamentarians and other noted leaders have threatened to hold a massive protest sit-in in the federal capital if the government failed to implement Fata reforms before October 9. The deadline was given by members of National Assembly Shah Jee Gul Afridi, Shahabuddin Khan, noted lawyer Abdul Latif Afridi and other leaders during a huge public gathering held in Paka Tara area of Qambar Khel tribe on Sunday. The gathering was organized under the banner of Fata Reforms Movement....
  • 5th grade student arrested under FCR in Landi Kotal In what could be called a grave violation of basic human rights, the political authorities in Khyber Agency arrested a 5th grade student under the collective responsibilities clause of the draconian Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR). Following a remote-controlled bomb attack on the vehicle of Customs officials in Sado Khel area of Landi Kotal tehsil on Thursday, the political authorities apprehended 31 local tribesmen under the collective responsibilities clause....
  • NAB seeks assistance from public sector varsities in eliminate corruption In a letter to the vice chancellors of all the public sector universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, NAB authorities have requested that M.Phil and Ph.D students should conduct researches on corruption and put up recommendations in theses to curb the menace of corruption....

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Rabid dog bites 12 people in Mohmand Agency

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    Rabid dog bites 12 people in Mohmand Agency
A rabid dog on Friday bit at least 12 people in Atokhel area of Mohmand Agency. The political administration said those bitten by the rabid dog included four young girls.
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Help desk set up for tourists visiting Galiyat

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    Help desk set up for tourists visiting Galiyat
A help desk has been set up in Galiyat to help the tourists facing any difficulty while travelling to the area for enjoying the snowfall. The Water and Power Development...
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KP governor abolishes education renationalisation policy in FATA

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    KP governor abolishes education renationalisation policy in FATA
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has abolished the FATA education rationalisation policy after it received negative response. The policy was introduced by the FATA Education Directorate in 2015 under...
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DI Khan’s Gandapurs residing in Balochistan deprived of CNIC facility

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    DI Khan’s Gandapurs residing in Balochistan deprived of CNIC facility
The people of Gandapur tribe of Dera Ismail Khan residing in Balochistan have not been allowed by the provincial government to make computerised national identity cards (CNICs) due to...
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Bid to smuggle 10 buffalos to Afghanistan from Kurram foiled

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    Bid to smuggle 10 buffalos to Afghanistan from Kurram foiled
The political administration of Kurram Agency on have foiled a bid to smuggle 10 buffalos to Afghanistan and arrested one suspect. Assistant Political Agent Lower Kurram Kamran Khan told media...
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19 persons involved in minor cases released from Jamrud Jail

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    19 persons involved in minor cases released from Jamrud Jail
Khyber Agency Political Agent Captain (R) Khalid Mehmood has ordered release of 19 persons arrested on trivial charges. The political agent visited Jamrud Tehsil Jail on Friday and talked to...
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Golf championship begins in Peshawar

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    Golf championship begins in Peshawar
The 2nd Asghar Khan National Amateur Golf Championship got underway in Peshawar on Friday. Peshawar Air Commodore Nisar Ahmed inaugurated the championship at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Golf Club....
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Six of a family injured in gas cylinder blast in Hangu

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    Six of a family injured in gas cylinder blast in Hangu
Six members of a family sustained injuries in a gas cylinder blast in Hangu on Friday. Police said the incident happened at 4:00am at the house of Badshah in Bahadur...
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Australia set 465-run target for Pakistan in Sydney Test

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    Australia set 465-run target for Pakistan in Sydney Test
Australia have set a target of 465 runs for Pakistan in the third Test of the three-match series at Sydney. Pakistan were batting on 55 for the loss of one...
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ECP serves notices on 10 KP MNAs over asset statements

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    ECP serves notices on 10 KP MNAs over asset statements
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the first time has started accountability of the members of the Parliament and issued notices to 10 members of National Assembly (MNAs)...
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Alikhel tribe in North Waziristan demands early reconstruction of damaged houses

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    Alikhel tribe in North Waziristan demands early reconstruction of damaged houses
The people of Alikhel tribe of North Waziristan Agency have called upon the government to pay special attention to reconstruction of houses in the area. About 500 families of Alikhel...
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Licenses of 3 pharmaceutical companies suspended over making substandard drugs

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    Licenses of 3 pharmaceutical companies suspended over making substandard drugs
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Drug Registration Authority has suspended licenses of three pharmaceutical companies for making substandard medicines. The Authority’s Board has also approved registration of 60 new drugs....
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Fata Reforms

  • FATA Reforms: Registration of undocumented FATA land is uphill task for govt  

    The total area of the semi-autonomous Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is about 27,000 square kilometres. Unlike other parts of the country, the people of FATA don’t possess the documented record of their lands and property. In the ongoing reform process, the government has proposed computerisation of land record in FATA.

  • 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.

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 […]

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