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Imran announces to construct 500-bed gynae hospital in KP

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    Imran announces to construct 500-bed gynae hospital in KP
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday announced to establish a 500-bed gynae hospital in Peshawar. Imran Khan said this during his visit to Peshawar during which he...
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Asfandyar seeks early merger of FATA with KP

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    Asfandyar seeks early merger of FATA with KP
The Awami National Party (ANP) president Asfandyar Wali Khan on Friday said FATA should be merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa immediately. Addressing a public meeting in Tehkal area of Peshawar, the...
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Affectees of Swat Expressway project seek payment of compensation

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    Affectees of Swat Expressway project seek payment of compensation
The residents of Babuzai area of Katlang tehsil in Mardan have said the government is demolishing their houses for construction of Swat Expressway, but they have not been paid...
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Bannu Bazaar shopkeepers protest over sealing of shops by Municipal Committee

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    Bannu Bazaar shopkeepers protest over sealing of shops by Municipal Committee
The Municipal Committee in Bannu Bazaar have started sealing shops after refusal of the shopkeepers to allow hike in the rent of the shops. The trade bodies on Friday staged...
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KP government approves Rs4.5 billion funds for health projects

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    KP government approves Rs4.5 billion funds for health projects
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has approved different projects worth Rs4.5 billion in the health sector. The projects were approved at a meeting of the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) chaired by...
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Blast damages 7 shops in Landikotal mobile phones market

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    Blast damages 7 shops in Landikotal mobile phones market
Seven shops were damaged in a bomb blast at a mobile phones market in Landikotal, Khyber Agency on Friday. The political administration said no life loss was reported in the...
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EPI technicians protest over non-payment of salaries in Kohat

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    EPI technicians protest over non-payment of salaries in Kohat
The technicians of Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) in Kohat staged a protest demonstration on Friday against non-payment of salaries for the last five months. The protesting technicians gathered in...
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All Chitral Football Tournament concludes in Peshawar

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    All Chitral Football Tournament concludes in Peshawar
Due to lack of football grounds in Chitral, All Chitral Football Tournament, which was organised in Peshawar, concluded on Friday. The final match of the tournament was played at Afghan...
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Suspected militants among returning displaced people from Afghanistan to be arrested

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    Suspected militants among returning displaced people from Afghanistan to be arrested
The security forces have made it clear on the displaced people of North Waziristan Agency returning from Afghanistan that those returning people who had any link to militant outfits...
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Pakistan defeat Nepal by 10 wickets in Blind T20 World Club

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    Pakistan defeat Nepal by 10 wickets in Blind T20 World Club
Pakistan on Friday defeated Nepal by 10 wickets in a match of the Blind Twenty20 World Cup in India. Nepal while batting first in New Delhi scored 116 runs for...
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Turi-Bangash tribes term reports of not handing over arms to govt baseless

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    Turi-Bangash tribes term reports of not handing over arms to govt baseless
The Turi-Bangash tribes in Kurram Agency have termed reports about not handing over arms to the government as baseless. However, they said they have some reservations over surrendering their...
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Dr Shabina Raza becomes first ever woman DG Health in KP

Date: 03 Feb, 2017

    Dr Shabina Raza becomes first ever woman DG Health in KP
For the first time in the history of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a woman has been appointed as director general health of the province. KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak approved appointment of...
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  • 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 […]

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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