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517 European Union founded development projects completed in Lower Dir

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    517 European Union founded development projects completed in Lower Dir
At least 517 European Union founded development projects worth of Rs 450 million were completed in Lower Dir. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of newly constructed four roads, build...
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JI to observe back day against dropping FATA reforms from cabinet meeting agenda

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    JI to observe back day against dropping FATA reforms from cabinet meeting agenda
Jamaat-e-Islami has finalized preparation for protest demonstration against the federal government for dropping Fata reforms from the agenda of cabinet meeting, held at February 06. Addressing a press conference,...
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FATA Grand Alliance announces protest demo against tribal belt merger with KP

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    FATA Grand Alliance announces protest demo against tribal belt merger with KP
Fata Grand Alliance on Saturday announced to stage a protest demonstration against the proposed merger of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. As per details, a Jirga under FGA was held...
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KP traffic police launches driving license mobile service

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    KP traffic police launches driving license mobile service
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa traffic police Saturday formally launched mobile driving license service in the provincial capital, police officials said. Under this new service, instead of going to driving license issuing...
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PSL fixing scandal: Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan, Zulfiqar Babar investigated by PCB’s ACU

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    PSL fixing scandal: Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan, Zulfiqar Babar investigated by PCB’s ACU
Three more players have been questioned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) in connection with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) fixing scandal. PCB Anti-Corruption Unit has...
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Pakistan qualifies for World Blind T20 Cup final

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    Pakistan qualifies for World Blind T20 Cup final
Pakistan has qualified for the final of the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup after defeating England by 147 runs on Saturday. It was the Pakistan tenth consecutive victory of...
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FATA deputy director education kidnapped in Lakki Marwat

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    FATA deputy director education kidnapped in Lakki Marwat
A deputy director of the FATA education department was abducted from Lakki Marwat on Saturday morning. According to police, Muhibullah Dawar was en route to RF Lakki Marwat to pay...
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Security forces foil cross border attack in Mohmand Agency, kill 8 militants

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    Security forces foil cross border attack in Mohmand Agency, kill 8 militants
The security forces have foiled a cross border attack of militants from Afghanistan side in Mohmand Agency and claimed killing eight attackers in retaliatory action. According to a statement issued...
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Huge cache of arms recovered in Kurram

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    Huge cache of arms recovered in Kurram
The security forces have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in an operation in Munda area of Lower Kurram Agency. According to official sources, the security forces conducted...
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Girls school destroyed in Wana 3 years ago still awaits reconstruction

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    Girls school destroyed in Wana 3 years ago still awaits reconstruction
The only girls high school in Dabkot area of Wana sub-division in South Waziristan Agency, which was destroyed three years ago, could not be reconstructed as yet. The local people...
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Aman Football tournament begins in Khyber Agency

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    Aman Football tournament begins in Khyber Agency
Aman Football Tournament got underway at Ghundi Sikandarkhel ground in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency on Friday. The opening match of the tournament between Pak Star and Jamrud Club remained...
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Child killed in aerial firing during wedding function in Charsadda

Date: 11 Feb, 2017

    Child killed in aerial firing during wedding function in Charsadda
A 12-year-old child, Anas lost his life in aerial firing at a wedding function in Shabara area of Charsadda on Friday. Station House Officer (SHO) Prang Police Station Gul Malik...
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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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