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FATA parliamentarians demand KP-FATA merger

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    FATA parliamentarians demand KP-FATA merger
ISLAMABAD, 06 February: In an unprecedented show of unity, parliamentarians from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and tribal elders have called upon the government to abolish the tribal...
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Lowari tunnel to remain closed tomorrow

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    Lowari tunnel to remain closed tomorrow
Lowari Tunnel would remain closed for all kinds of traffic on Tuesday as authorities failed to clear snow off the road due to heavy snowfall on Chitral top. Roads in...
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JUI-F stands firm on demand of separate province for FATA

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    JUI-F stands firm on demand of separate province for FATA
Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam on Monday reiterated demand that FATA to be declare as separate province. Addressing a news conference in Peshawar press club, JUI-F FATA chief Mufti Abdul Shakoor said that...
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Poetic session welcoming peace held in Parachinar

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    Poetic session welcoming peace held in Parachinar
A poetry recitation session (Mushaira) was held on the snow-covered ground Shaheed Park in Parachinar, Kurram Agency. Spinghar Literary Jirga president Noor Ghulam Noori, Yousuf Hussain Yousuf, Sher Alam Tur,...
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Census 2017: Training workshop for teachers begin in Hangu Khyber

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    Census 2017: Training workshop for teachers begin in Hangu Khyber
Training workshops for census collectors to prepare for the 6th Population Census 2017, started in Khyber Agency on Monday. Master Trainer Raees Khan told TNN that training for 360 teachers...
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Afghan diplomat shot dead by guard inside Afghan Consulate in Karachi

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    Afghan diplomat shot dead by guard inside Afghan Consulate in Karachi
An Afghan diplomat was killed in firing by a security guard inside the Afghanistan Consulate in Karachi here on Monday. Police said, a security guard of Afghan Consulate identified as...
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Avalanches, severe cold kill 100 people in Afghanistan

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    Avalanches, severe cold kill 100 people in Afghanistan
Heavy snow and avalanches have killed 100 people in Afghanistan during last three days. Yesterday, an avalanche kill 16 people in north of Kabul. The hardest hit areas include Parwan, Nangarhar...
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FDMA establishes helpline desk for South Waziristan returning IDPs

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    FDMA establishes helpline desk for South Waziristan returning IDPs
The Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) has established a helpline desk to resolve the problems of South Waziristan returning IDPs. The FDMA agency coordinator Said Umar while talking to media...
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Eight-day anti-polio drive kicks off in five KP districts

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    Eight-day anti-polio drive kicks off in five KP districts
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department on Monday launched an eight-day anti-polio vaccination campaign in five districts of the province. Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Coordinator Akbar Khan said that more than...
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Takht Bhai police torture M.Phil student in allege robbery case

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    Takht Bhai police torture M.Phil student in allege robbery case
The Takht Bhai Police Station SHO Riaz has beaten an M.Phil student Majid Khan and registered robbery case against him. Yesterday, the student Majid Khan’s relatives stage protest outside Mardan...
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KP police demands constables’ upgradation, increase in martyrs’ package

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    KP police demands constables’ upgradation, increase in martyrs’ package
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police (IGP) Nasir Khan Durrani has demanded of the provincial government to upgrade police constables and increase package for the martyred police officials. In...
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FATA reforms to be implemented soon: Muqam

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    FATA reforms to be implemented soon: Muqam
Adviser to Prime Minister, Amir Muqam has said that reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) would soon be implemented to bring the tribal people into mainstream of...
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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 […]

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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