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‘Forestation can check climate change impacts’

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    ‘Forestation can check climate change impacts’
Global warming or climate change is the increase in the average temperature of the earth which is being observed during the past few years. Experts have largely been attributing...
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Daesh threatens to target specific sect in Hangu, Kurram, and D. I. Khan

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    Daesh threatens to target specific sect in Hangu, Kurram, and D. I. Khan
The banned terrorism outfit in Afghanistan ‘Daesh’ has threatened to target a specific sect in Dera Ismail Khan, Hangu and Kurram Agency. The organization has distributed pamphlets written in Pashto...
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Pakistan Railways station masters demand upgradation

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    Pakistan Railways station masters demand upgradation
The Pakistan Railways station masters on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration and demanded of the government to upgrade the post of station master. The Railways station masters under aegis...
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Federal cabinet approves Afghan refugees’ repatriation policy

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    Federal cabinet approves Afghan refugees’ repatriation policy
The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday approved Repatriation and Management Policy for Afghan Refugees and extended the stay of registered Afghan refugees in the country till December 31, 2017. The federal...
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Petrol pumps charging extra prices from consumers in D. I. Khan

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    Petrol pumps charging extra prices from consumers in D. I. Khan
Some petrol pumps in Dera Ismail Khan are charging extra prices from consumers than the government set prices per liter for petrol and diesel. It was revealed that some of...
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FATA players protest against Olympics Association for ignoring them

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    FATA players protest against Olympics Association for ignoring them
The Fata Sports Committee and tribal players on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration against the Fata Olympics Association (FOA) for ignoring tribal players during the recently concluded National Inter-Divisional...
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Four Daesh militants arrested in Khyber Agency

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    Four Daesh militants arrested in Khyber Agency
Security forces on Tuesday arrested four militants of the Islamic State (Daesh) militant group on Michani check post in Khyber Agency. According to the agency political administration, the terrorists were...
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Parliamentarians angry over dropping Fata reforms from cabinet meeting

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    Parliamentarians angry over dropping Fata reforms from cabinet meeting
Lawmakers from both the opposition and treasury benches on Tuesday expressed anger over the federal government attitude for dropping the Fata reforms from the federal cabinet meeting at the...
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Mother, daughter killed in roof collapse in Peshawar

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    Mother, daughter killed in roof collapse in Peshawar
A mother and her daughter died while a minor wounded when a roof collapsed in Shah Qabool area of Peshawar here on Tuesday. Police said that Furqan’s wife, daughter and...
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Construction of speed breakers sought in Parachinar Bazaar to avoid traffic accidents

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    Construction of speed breakers sought in Parachinar Bazaar to avoid traffic accidents
The people of Parachinar in Kurram Agency have demanded installation of tyre blaster speed breakers on the roads in Kurram and Punjabi bazaars to stop violation of one-way traffic. The...
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Girls primary school upgraded to middle level in Jamrud

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    Girls primary school upgraded to middle level in Jamrud
The Government Girls Primary School Wilayat Killi Godar in Jamrud sub-division of Khyber Agency has been upgraded to middle level. Assistant Education Officer Development Adil Nawaz told TNN that the...
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KP govt makes education compulsory upto secondary level

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    KP govt makes education compulsory upto secondary level
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet on Monday approved the Compulsory Education Act under which the primary and secondary education for the children aged between five to 16 years will be...
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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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