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Nasir Jamshed also suspended in corruption scandal

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Nasir Jamshed also suspended in corruption scandal
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended another player Nasir Jamshed from all forms of cricket for his alleged involvement in Pakistan Super League (PSL) corruption scandal. The PCB said...
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Senior police officers among 14 killed, 69 injured in Lahore blast

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Senior police officers among 14 killed, 69 injured in Lahore blast
At least 14 people including two senior police officers were killed and 69 injured when a suicide bomber rocked the Mall Road area of Lahore city during a protest...
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JI activists lock emergency of DHQ Charsadda in protest against doctors’ transfer

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    JI activists lock emergency of DHQ Charsadda in protest against doctors’ transfer
The activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) youth organization on Monday locked the emergency ward of the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ), Charsadda in protest against the transfer of specialist doctors.
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Karak Municipal Committee employees protested non-payment of salary

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Karak Municipal Committee employees protested non-payment of salary
Municipal Committee employees in Karak on Monday refused to continue their duties and locked offices in protest against non-payment of the fast month salary. The Municipal Committee employees also...
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Two kidnappers arrested; child recovered in Mardan

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Two kidnappers arrested; child recovered in Mardan
The Mardan police on Monday recovered an abducted child and arrested two kidnappers including a woman during a raid in Qasam Bandha area of Shergarh. DPO Mardan Mian Saeed...
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Bannu Region Women Games begin with a colorful opening ceremony

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Bannu Region Women Games begin with a colorful opening ceremony
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bannu Region Under-23 Women Games got under way in a colourful opening ceremony amidst joys and fun. A total of 500 women players from Lakki...
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Pakistan forcing Afghan refugees to repatriate: HRW

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Pakistan forcing Afghan refugees to repatriate: HRW
An international humanitarian organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday claimed that Pakistan forced repatriation of Afghan refugees through coercion and mistreatment accusing the UN refugee agency UNHCR of complicity...
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Fata students protested delay in Fata reforms’ implementation

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Fata students protested delay in Fata reforms’ implementation
The Fata Students Organization (FSO) on Monday held a protest demonstration in Orakzai Agency against the delay in the implementation of Fata reforms package. The protesters gathered outside Orakzai press...
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IHC imposes ban on Valentine’s Day celebrations in public places

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    IHC imposes ban on Valentine’s Day celebrations in public places
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday imposed ban on Valentine’s Day celebrations at public places across the country. IHC judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui announced the verdict while hearing...
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Khyber Agency students demand release of ‘political agent scholarships’

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Khyber Agency students demand release of ‘political agent scholarships’
The students of Khyber Agency on Monday staged a protest demonstration against the suspension of ‘political agent scholarship’ and demanded of the federal government to release political scholarship...
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Kurram Agency political muharer tortures shopkeeper in Parachinar

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Kurram Agency political muharer tortures shopkeeper in Parachinar
The Kurram Agency political muharer has brutally tortured a shopkeeper in Parachinar city when the shopkeeper questioned collecting donations for the purchase of security cameras. According to the victim shopkeeper...
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Police recover abducted girl in Upper Dir

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Police recover abducted girl in Upper Dir
The Upper Dir police claimed to have recovered an abducted girl during a raid in the Gandigar area of Upper Dir and registered FIR against five suspected people. The Gandigar...
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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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