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Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif suspended on corruption charges

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif suspended on corruption charges
Two players of the Islamabad United – Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif – have been provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board on corruption charges, the PCB said in...
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Gladiators beat Qalandars in PSL second match

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    Gladiators beat Qalandars in PSL second match
The Quetta Gladiators beat Lahore Qalandars by eight runs in the second match of the Pakistan Super League’s second edition in Dubai on Friday. The Lahore Qalandars put Gladiators into...
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FATA Olympic Association decry non-inclusion of FATA team in PSL

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    FATA Olympic Association decry non-inclusion of FATA team in PSL
The FATA Olympic Association has expressed grave concern over non-inclusion of FATA team in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The FATA Olympic Association President Shahid Shinwari told media persons in...
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ANP threatens to launch country-wide protest if FATA not merged with KP

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    ANP threatens to launch country-wide protest if FATA not merged with KP
The Awami National Party (ANP) provincial vice president Syed Hussain Ali Shah has threatened to launch a country-wide protest movement if FATA was not merged with KP. Addressing a press...
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JI to observe black day on Thursday against removal of FATA reforms from cabinet agenda

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    JI to observe black day on Thursday against removal of FATA reforms from cabinet agenda
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has announced to observed black day in FATA on Thursday against removal of FATA reforms from the agenda of the federal cabinet meeting. The JI FATA and...
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Lahore Qalandars invite Quetta Gladiators to bat in second PSL match

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    Lahore Qalandars invite Quetta Gladiators to bat in second PSL match
Lahore Qalandars have invited Quetta Gladiators to bat first after winning the toss in the second match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Dubai on Friday. Lahore’s foreign players...
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ISF holds protest against closure of scholarships in Khyber Agency

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    ISF holds protest against closure of scholarships in Khyber Agency
The Insaf Students Federation (ISF), the student wing of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), on Friday staged a protest demonstration in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency against closure of student...
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Workshop on effective utilisation of KP laws concludes in Mardan

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    Workshop on effective utilisation of KP laws concludes in Mardan
A three-day informative workshop for journalists, local government representatives and civil society activists concluded in Mardan on Friday. The workshop organised by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) held discussion on the...
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Tour-de Galiyat Cycling Race kicks off

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    Tour-de Galiyat Cycling Race kicks off
The three-day Tour-de Galiyat Cycling Race organised by Pakistan Cycling Association and Tourism Department kicked off in Peshawar on Friday. Eighty cyclists from Afghanistan are also participating in the national-level...
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House gutted in Chitral fire

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    House gutted in Chitral fire
Fire erupted in a house in Reshan area of Chitral on Thursday night which reduced belongings worth Rs1.7 million to ashes. Relatives of Liaquat Ali Shah, owner of the house,...
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Child killed, 4 injured in Bajaur blast

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    Child killed, 4 injured in Bajaur blast
A child was killed and four other people, including three children sustained injures in a bomb blast in Arang tehsil of Bajaur Agency on Friday. The political administration said a...
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Plantation campaign inaugurated at Islamia College University

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    Plantation campaign inaugurated at Islamia College University
The first spring tree plantation campaign was inaugurated at Peshawar’s Islamia College University on Thursday. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister’s Adviser Mushtaq Ghani inaugurated the campaign by planting a sapling. Mushtaq...
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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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