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Bajaur elders oppose FATA-KP merger, demands separate province for FATA

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    Bajaur elders oppose FATA-KP merger, demands separate province for FATA
The Utmankhel and Tharkhani tribe elders of Bajaur Agency on Wednesday opposed the demand for Fata merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and demanded status of a separate province for the...
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Low lying electricity lines pose threat to lives in Kaniguram

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    Low lying electricity lines pose threat to lives in Kaniguram
The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA’s) failure to repair the worn out and low-lying high-tension electric wires and dilapidated poles installed from Razmak and Kaniguram posing serious threat...
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Militant’s house demolished in Khyber Agency

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    Militant’s house demolished in Khyber Agency
A local Jirga on Wednesday demolished the house of a terrorist who gunned down two volunteers of a pro-government peace committee a day earlier in Landi Kotal area of...
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Four men arrested with weapons laden vehicle in Kurram Agency

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    Four men arrested with weapons laden vehicle in Kurram Agency
Security forces on Wednesday arrested four men for smuggling a huge cache of weapons and ammunition in Upper Kurram Agency. According to Assistant Political Agent Shahid Ali Khan, acting...
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Zalmi beat Gladiators by 22 runs in practice match

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    Zalmi beat Gladiators by 22 runs in practice match
Peshawar Zalmi comprehensively beat Quetta Gladiators by 22-runs in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) practice match at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Batting first Peshawar Zalmi posted 169-runs for the loss...
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Fata rehabilitation, development not possible without FATA-KP merger: Imran Khan

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    Fata rehabilitation, development not possible without FATA-KP merger: Imran Khan
Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that rehabilitation and reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are not possible without merging the tribal areas into Khyber...
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Curfew imposed in Jamrud, door-to-door search operation underway

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    Curfew imposed in Jamrud, door-to-door search operation underway
Security forces imposed curfew and launched a massive door-to-door search operation in Shakas area of Jamrud tehsil, Khyber Agency on Wednesday to hunt for the outlaws. According to local people,...
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KP irrigation department extends canals’ closure for 10-days

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    KP irrigation department extends canals’ closure for 10-days
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa irrigation department on Wednesday extended the date for closure of canals for 10-days and announced that water will be released in canals on February 21 instead...
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Supply of contaminated water, lack of sanitation system make life difficult for Mingora residents

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    Supply of contaminated water, lack of sanitation system make life difficult for Mingora residents
The people of Mingora city of Swat have expressed concern over supply of contaminated water which may cause outbreak of diseases in the area. The people of the area said...
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ANP, QWP decry delay in implementation of FATA reforms

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    ANP, QWP decry delay in implementation of FATA reforms
The Awami National Party (ANP) and Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) have expressed concern over delay in implementation of reforms in FATA and termed it injustice with the tribal population. Addressing...
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Gang of fake documents makers busted in Bajaur

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    Gang of fake documents makers busted in Bajaur
The political administration of Bajaur Agency has arrested a four-member gang involved in making fake documents. Pamphlets of a banned organisation and documents of education and health departments and political...
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APML announces support to Pakistan Army in Kurram Agency

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    APML announces support to Pakistan Army in Kurram Agency
The All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) during a rally in Parachinar, Kurram Agency on Tuesday announced full support to the Pakistan Army. The APML Kurram Agency chapter leaders Faqir Hussain...
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FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

  • PATA residents yet to benefit from Right to Information Act

    The people of seven districts of Malakand division and Kohistan are complaining that being the equal citizens of the country, it is their basic right to have access to information of public importance as like other inhabitants of rest of the province.

  • Government fails to control monopoly of private educational institutions

    The previous ANP-led government had prepared a draft for establishing a regulatory body for the private educational institutions but it could not make legislation. The incumbent PTI-led coalition government had also promised to establish a regulatory body in the province but despite of passage of four years, it yet to materialize the pledge.

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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. […]

  • Tribal people waiting for government’s decision on future status of FATA

    Since the beginning of consultations for the reforms process by the government, the political parties, social organisations and tribal elders and youth are actively raising their voice in support of particular set of reforms. When Members of the National Assembly from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) submitted the 22nd constitutional amendment bill in the Lower […]

  • Tribal People are uncertain about the proposed local bodies polls in 2017 FATA,FATA Reforms, Local Government 2017 in FATA

    Efforts are being underway to introduce reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on official level and the tribal population is also participating in the process by providing their input from time to time on the issue concerning their future governing system. The Fata reforms committed led by Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Prime Minister […]

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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