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Avalanche cleared as nine dead bodies retrieved in Chitral village

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    Avalanche cleared as nine dead bodies retrieved in Chitral village
The rubble of avalanche that hit Sher Shal village in Karimabad area of Chitral has been cleared as nine dead bodies including four women and three children were retrieved...
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Excise and Taxation office guard shot dead in Mardan

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    Excise and Taxation office guard shot dead in Mardan
Unknown armed men shot dead an Excise and Taxation office security guard in Mardan on Sunday. Police said, Salman 26 was a resident of Shabqadar and was serving as security...
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Repatriation of TDPs return from Afghanistan to begin tomorrow

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    Repatriation of TDPs return from Afghanistan to begin tomorrow
The repatriation process of 861 displaced families returned from Afghanistan to Baka Khel camp will begin from Monday (tomorrow) to their native villages in North Waziristan Agency. The...
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Khyber Agency govt schools to get solar power

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    Khyber Agency govt schools to get solar power
The Khyber Agency education department has decided to install solar energy panels in all the government-run schools to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply to schools in the agency. The Agency education...
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Rabid dog bites seven people in Bajaur Agency

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    Rabid dog bites seven people in Bajaur Agency
A dog believed to have contracted rabies has attacked and bit seven people in Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur Agency here on Sunday. According to local political administration, all the bitten...
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Nation observes Kashmir Solidarity Day with fervor and zeal

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    Nation observes Kashmir Solidarity Day with fervor and zeal
The nation observed Kashmir Solidarity Day on Sunday with fervor and national zeal to draw world attention towards the plight of the oppressed Kashmiri people. Like other parts of...
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Two sisters dead, mother injured is roof collapse in Landi Kotal

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    Two sisters dead, mother injured is roof collapse in Landi Kotal
Two minor sisters were killed and their mother sustained critical injuries when roof of a house collapsed in Zakha Khel area of Landi Kotal tehsil of Khyber Agency here...
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At least nine killed as avalanche hits village in Chitral

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    At least nine killed as avalanche hits village in Chitral
At least nine people lost their lives after a big avalanche fell on Sher Shal village of Chitral late on Saturday night. The local people said the avalanche hit at...
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JI holds anti-FCR rally in Bajaur

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    JI holds anti-FCR rally in Bajaur
The Jamaat-e-Islami Bajaur Agency chapter staged a rally against the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law in Charmang area on Saturday. The JI naib ameer for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sahibzada Haroonur Rashid,...
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Bannu administration reverses hike in shops rent

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    Bannu administration reverses hike in shops rent
The district administration of Bannu has taken back the decision to increase the rent of shops after protest of traders, while the court has issued orders to open the...
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Mardan Hospital staff sending patients to private clinics for ultrasound tests

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    Mardan Hospital staff sending patients to private clinics for ultrasound tests
The patients visiting Mardan Medical Complex have revealed that the hospital doctors send them to private clinics outside the hospital for ultrasound tests. A number of people visiting the hospital...
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Speech therapy centre opened at Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital

Date: 05 Feb, 2017

    Speech therapy centre opened at Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital
The first ever speech therapy centre of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been set up at Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital in Swat. The Medical Superintendent (MS) of the hospital Dr Maqsood Ahmed...
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Fata Reforms

  • 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 […]

  • The pros and cons of extending superior courts to FATA

    The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been kept away from the country’s judicial system under Article 247 of the Constitution of Pakistan and all kinds of disputes are resolved under the centuries-old tribal system. The ongoing reforms process not only aims at bringing the tribal region into the national mainstream, but also bringing FATA […]

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 […]

  • BISP to be extended to North and South Waziristan soon

    The government of Pakistan launched BISP in 2008 to provide financial assistance to destitute families. So far, around 5.4 women have been benefited from this program by getting Rs4500 every three months. Like other parts of the country, this program has also been extended to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). This women centric program has […]

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