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Bannu municipal committee employees protest non-payment of salaries

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    Bannu municipal committee employees protest non-payment of salaries
The municipal committee employees on Saturday protested non-payment of salaries in Bannu. Gathered outside Bannu press club, the protesters said they were facing difficulties due to the non-payment of salaries...
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Rain spell with snowfall hit parts of KP, FATA

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    Rain spell with snowfall hit parts of KP, FATA
A new spell of rain with snowfall over the hills has started in several areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA on Saturday. Like other parts of the country, snowfall also...
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Eight school teachers suspended in D.I. Khan

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    Eight school teachers suspended in D.I. Khan
Deputy Commissioner Dera Ismail Khan has suspended eight teachers of two government-run primary schools for letting students off before time on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Mutasim Billah Shah paid surprised visits...
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UN removes Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from blacklist

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    UN removes Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from blacklist
The United Nations has removed the name of a former Afghan warlord and Hizb-e-Islami chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from its sanctions list. In September 2016, Hekmatyar signed a peace treaty with...
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40 sewing machines distributed to needy women in Landikotal

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    40 sewing machines distributed to needy women in Landikotal
The Fata Development Authority (FDA) on Saturday distributed 40 sewing machines among poor and needy women to make them self-reliant by involving them in income generating activities in Landi...
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Two new electricity-feeders installed in Mingora grid station

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    Two new electricity-feeders installed in Mingora grid station
Two new electricity feeders of 1100 voltage were installed in Mingora grid station. The Mingora-I and Bandi feeders were inaugurated by Amir Muqam, Advisor to Prime Minister yesterday. Addressing...
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Three students among five injured outside Peshawar college

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    Three students among five injured outside Peshawar college
Five people including three students sustained injuries when two student groups traded fire in Faqirabad area of Peshawar on Saturday. According to rescue sources, two student groups exchanged harsh words...
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British company to setup international standard cement plant in KP

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    British company to setup international standard cement plant in KP
A British company on Saturday announced to build a new international standard cement plant at a cost of $400 million in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The British company Asian Precious Minerals...
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Mother, son dead in roof collapse incident in Kurram

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    Mother, son dead in roof collapse incident in Kurram
A mother and son were buried alive when the roof of a room of their house collapsed in Uzgari area of Kurram Agency on Saturday. Akmal-ud-Din, two-year-old and his mother...
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Governor establishes special fund for liver transplant of deserving patients in FATA

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    Governor establishes special fund for liver transplant of deserving patients in FATA
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has decided to establish a special fund for liver transplant of deserving patients of FATA. Chairing a meeting on the status of liver transplant...
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FATA lawmakers say Riwaj Act will replace FCR

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    FATA lawmakers say Riwaj Act will replace FCR
The FATA parliamentarians on Friday said the decision of not establishing a separate FATA province is final and Riwaj Act will be enforced in the tribal areas instead of...
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Arms, suicide jackets recovered in Tirah

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    Arms, suicide jackets recovered in Tirah
The Frontier Corps (FC) on Friday recovered a huge cache of arms and suicide jackets during an operation in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency. Security sources said the FC personnel...
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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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