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Christian community protests against ‘desecration’ of religious symbol

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    Christian community protests against ‘desecration’ of religious symbol
Members of the minority Christian community have expressed strong resentment over production of footwear having a cross sign in its sole. The Christian community members gathered on Wednesday outside the...
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Disabled persons form association in Bannu

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    Disabled persons form association in Bannu
Physically disabled persons have established an association to protect their rights and launch welfare activities for other persons with disabilities. As per details, Qazi Noor Rahman was elected as the...
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Volleyball event concludes in inter-district sports gala

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    Volleyball event concludes in inter-district sports gala
The Allama Iqbal Public School, Pir Qayum has won the volleyball title in the ongoing inter-district sports festival being organized by the Kohat education board. The final match was played...
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APS victims’ parents demand extension in military courts’ tenure

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    APS victims’ parents demand extension in military courts’ tenure
Mothers of the martyred students of the Army Public School and College Peshawar have demanded of the federal government to give extension to the military courts for the quick...
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People facing shortage of water due to prolonged electricity load shedding

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    People facing shortage of water due to prolonged electricity load shedding
Due to prolonged outage of electricity, residents of Mamoond, Nawagai, Uthmankhel and Khar areas have facing acute shortage of drinking water beside other problems. The people of these areas have...
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Polio virus confirmed in four-month old boy in Qilla Abdullah

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    Polio virus confirmed in four-month old boy in Qilla Abdullah
Officials of the Health Department have confirmed a new case of polio in a four-month-old boy in Qila Abdullah district of Balochistan. The officials while quoting the parents of the...
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NAB arrests four officials of Account Office in Battagram

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    NAB arrests four officials of Account Office in Battagram
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has arrested four officials of the Battagram’s District Account Office, a press release issued here on Wednesday, said. It added that District Account...
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Governor Sindh Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui dies

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    Governor Sindh Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui dies
Governor Sindh, Justice(R) Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui died on Wednesday at the age of 78, a spokesman of the Governor’s House, Sindh said. Justice Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui, who remained Chief Justice of the...
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‘Goodbye FCR’ rally held in Peshawar

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    ‘Goodbye FCR’ rally held in Peshawar
A “goodbye FCR” rally was held under the auspices of the Fata Students Organization (FSO) in Peshawar on Wednesday to press the federal government to expedite the process of...
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Upper Dir people protest over not getting forest royalty

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    Upper Dir people protest over not getting forest royalty
The people of Kalkot tehsil of Upper Dir on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration over not getting share in the income from forests. The protesters blocked the road in front...
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45 women FC recruits complete training

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    45 women FC recruits complete training
For the first time in the country’s history, 45 female recruits have been appointed in Frontier Corps (FC). The passing out parade ceremony of the 45 women recruits, who completed...
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Governor assures to remove reservations of North Waziristan people over Kurram-Tangi dam

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    Governor assures to remove reservations of North Waziristan people over Kurram-Tangi dam
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has assured the people of North Waziristan Agency to remove their reservations on the construction of Kurram-Tangi dam. The governor made this assurance in...
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FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

  • Climate change remains a cloud on horizon in KP

    Unexpected heatwaves, floods, incessant deforestation and irregular urbanisation have rendered K-P extremely vulnerable to climate change.
    The average temperature of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has increased alarmingly by one degree Celsius since 2005 to 2015

  • Construction of security wall around Hayatabad hinders children’s education

    A dweller of Tajabad, Muhammad Riaz had no other option but to drop his two children from the primary school in Phase-III. “My sons were enrolled in the government primary school but after the construction of the boundary wall, it is almost difficult for them to reach school in time. Being a poor person, I cannot afford to arrange private transport for their pick and drop. I am totally clueless what to do,” a worried Riaz says

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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. […]

  • Reforms recommendations in the eyes of FATA people FATA Reforms, FATA, FCR, Reforms recommendations

    After a long struggle against the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and administrative structure of FATA, the federal cabinet on 2 March, 2017 approved the proposals of FATA Reforms Committee. The main feature of the reforms package is scraping of FCR and replacing it with Riwaj Act under which a judge of the court will be […]

  • Govt criticized for delaying approval of proposed reforms in FATA

    PESHAWAR: Different governments have made attempts since the creation of Pakistan in 1947 to bring reforms in the administrative system of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), but the reforms were never implemented in letter and spirit. Efforts for reforms in FATA got momentum once again when FATA parliamentarians submitted a bill in the National […]

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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