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One killed, 18 injured as suicide bomber target civil judges in Peshawar

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    One killed, 18 injured as suicide bomber target civil judges in Peshawar
Two people including a driver were killed and 18 including civil judges injured when a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a vehicle carrying civil judges in Hayatabad area...
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Fata students warns of protest sit-in against delay in implementation of reforms

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    Fata students warns of protest sit-in against delay in implementation of reforms
PARACHINAR, 15 February: Fata Students Organization on Wednesday warned the federal government to stage a protest sit-in in front of Governor House in Peshawar against the delay in the...
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Tribal Jirga demands separate column for TDPs in census form

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    Tribal Jirga demands separate column for TDPs in census form
A jirga of South Waziristan tribal elders on Wednesday demanded a separate column for Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) in census forms. As per details, a jirga of Mehsud tribes...
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Five teachers’ salaries withheld over prolong absence in Landikotal

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    Five teachers’ salaries withheld over prolong absence in Landikotal
During a surprise visit to various schools in Landi Kotal, the Khyber Agency Education Officer on Wednesday withheld salaries of five teachers over uninformed absence from schools. According to the...
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Five terrorists killed during security forces search operation in Mohmand Agency

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    Five terrorists killed during security forces search operation in Mohmand Agency
Security forces on Wednesday claimed to have killed five more terrorists following suicide blast in Ghalanai headquarters of Mohmand Agency. Five people including three levies personnel were martyred and five...
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Intelligence agency personnel shot dead in Nowshera

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    Intelligence agency personnel shot dead in Nowshera
Unknown armed men on Wednesday shot dead an intelligence agency personnel in Azakhel area of Nowshera district. According to police, Waheed Ullah was on routine patrol on his bike in...
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Roads blocked by snowfall opened in upper Swat

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    Roads blocked by snowfall opened in upper Swat
Roads in Kalam and other upper areas of Swat, which were blocked due to heavy snowfall, have been opened for traffic. Swat District Nazim Muhammad Ali Shah visited Kalam on...
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Taekwondo players in Jamrud seek facilities

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    Taekwondo players in Jamrud seek facilities
The taekwondo players in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency are facing difficulties due to lack of basic facilities. Jamrud taekwondo coach and trainer Umar Farooq said the taekwondo players in...
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DPO sends 5 policemen to quarter guard over negligence in duty in Mardan

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    DPO sends 5 policemen to quarter guard over negligence in duty in Mardan
District Police Officer (DPO) Mardan Dr Mian Saeed has sent five policemen to quarter guard over negligence during duty. The DOP’s spokesman said Dr Mian Saeed monitored security arrangements at...
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Assessment exams of fifth class under Malakand Education Board to begin on 2 March

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    Assessment exams of fifth class under Malakand Education Board to begin on 2 March
The Education Board of Malakand will conduct the assessment exams of fifth grade students from 2 March. Controller of Examinations Professor Jameel Ahmed told media persons on Tuesday that 480...
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Rs3.34 billion released for 22 hospitals of KP

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    Rs3.34 billion released for 22 hospitals of KP
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has released Rs3.34 billion for 22 large hospitals of the province. Out of the released funds, the major chunk of Rs583.6 million will be spent on...
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Army to extend every cooperation to ensure PSL final in Lahore: COAS

Date: 15 Feb, 2017

    Army to extend every cooperation to ensure PSL final in Lahore: COAS
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Wednesday that the Pakistan Army will extend all kinds of cooperation for ensuring the Pakistan Super League (PSL)...
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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 […]

  • The pros and cons of extending superior courts to FATA

    The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been kept away from the country’s judicial system under Article 247 of the Constitution of Pakistan and all kinds of disputes are resolved under the centuries-old tribal system. The ongoing reforms process not only aims at bringing the tribal region into the national mainstream, but also bringing FATA […]

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 […]

  • BISP to be extended to North and South Waziristan soon

    The government of Pakistan launched BISP in 2008 to provide financial assistance to destitute families. So far, around 5.4 women have been benefited from this program by getting Rs4500 every three months. Like other parts of the country, this program has also been extended to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). This women centric program has […]

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