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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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  • 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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