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KP governor taunts Maulana Fazl for opposing Fata-KP merger

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    KP governor taunts Maulana Fazl for opposing Fata-KP merger
Hitting hard at Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) for opposing the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Sunday said that...
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Orphanage kids visit Bagh-e-Naran, Peshawar zoo

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    Orphanage kids visit Bagh-e-Naran, Peshawar zoo
A welfare organization took orphanage kids to Bagha-e-Naran Park and zoo in Peshawar on Sunday. The kids enjoyed the tour and played different games with other visiting children. The welfare...
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Atish Club win All Pakistan football tournament in Tank

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    Atish Club win All Pakistan football tournament in Tank
Atish Club have won the All Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Memorial Football Tournament in Tank district. In the final match of the tournament played at Tank Station Road ground yesterday,...
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Security forces recover huge cache of arms, explosives in Jamrud

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    Security forces recover huge cache of arms, explosives in Jamrud
The security forces on Sunday recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives during search operation in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency. The security sources said search operation was...
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PSL: Peshawar Zalmi to face Lahore Qanaldars today

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    PSL: Peshawar Zalmi to face Lahore Qanaldars today
Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars will face-off in the 5th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) today in Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The match will start at 9 pm at...
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Reforms committee agrees to mainstream Fata instead of merger with KP: Fazlur Rehman

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    Reforms committee agrees to mainstream Fata instead of merger with KP: Fazlur Rehman
Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday said that the Fata reforms committee has agreed to mainstream the federally administered tribal areas instead of merger with...
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Two shepherds killed in toy bomb blast in Buner

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    Two shepherds killed in toy bomb blast in Buner
At least two young shepherds were killed and a child injured when a toy bomb they were playing exploded in Buner district on Sunday. According to police officials, two...
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Five security personnel injured in Bajaur Agency blast

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    Five security personnel injured in Bajaur Agency blast
Five security personnel were seriously injured in a blast that occurred while they attempted to defuse a bomb in Mamond tehsil of the troubled Bajaur Agency here on Sunday. According...
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Abducted FATA Deputy Director Education released in Lakki Marwat

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    Abducted FATA Deputy Director Education released in Lakki Marwat
Abductors have released the kidnapped FATA education department deputy director Mohibur Rehman on Sunday. According to Sarai Norang police, abductors themselves released the Deputy Director Mohibur Rehman and reached...
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US not imposing travel restrictions on Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    US not imposing travel restrictions on Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz
Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Saturday that the United States is not imposing any travel or other restrictions on Pakistan. Talking to media persons...
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Sherpao announces to visit all tribal agencies for FATA merger with KP

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    Sherpao announces to visit all tribal agencies for FATA merger with KP
The Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) chairman Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao has announced to conduct visits to all tribal agencies to unite the people for merger of FATA with Khyber...
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House gutted in Charsadda fire

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    House gutted in Charsadda fire
The belongings of a house worth lakhs of rupees were reduced to ashes when fire erupted in the house in Tangi area of Charsadda on Saturday. Muzammil Shah, owner of...
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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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