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Army Captain among three cops martyred in Awaran blast

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    Army Captain among three cops martyred in Awaran blast
Three Pakistan Army soldiers including a Captain were martyred and two soldiers injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded targeting security forces convoy in Awaran area of Balochistan...
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Over 73 martyred, 250 injured as suicide blast rips Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    Over 73 martyred, 250 injured as suicide blast rips Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine
At least 73 people including women and children were martyred and over 250 sustained critical injuries in a suicide blast at the shrine of Sufi Saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz...
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Tribal elders demand reconstruction of roads in South Waziristan

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    Tribal elders demand reconstruction of roads in South Waziristan
Tribal elders of Mehsud tribe of South Waziristan Agency on Thursday demanded of the government Communication and Works (C&W) department to reconstruct and repair the agency roads that were...
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Curfew for indefinite period imposed in Bajaur Agency

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    Curfew for indefinite period imposed in Bajaur Agency
The political administration has imposed curfew for indefinite period in Bajaur Agency due to the security concerns. According to locals, the curfew was imposed by the political administration last night....
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Two children die after falling into water tank in Khyber Agency

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    Two children die after falling into water tank in Khyber Agency
Two minor children were died after falling into a water tank in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Thursday. The accident took place at Akakhel area of Bara tehsil...
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Met Office predicts rain in upper parts of KP, FATA

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    Met Office predicts rain in upper parts of KP, FATA
Rain at isolated parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) was forecasted during next 24 house. According to meteorological department, rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills was...
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PSL to offer franchises fresh player draft for final in Lahore

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    PSL to offer franchises fresh player draft for final in Lahore
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) will offer franchises the option to draft new players in case contracted foreign players refused to play the PSL-2017 final in Lahore at Qaddafi...
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Peshawar blast FIR registered, investigations launched

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    Peshawar blast FIR registered, investigations launched
The First Inspection Report (FIR) of the Hayatabad suicide blast on civil judges’ vehicle has been registered against unknown terrorists and police has launched investigations into the attack. According to...
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PSL: Karachi Kings to face Lahore Qalandars tonight

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    PSL: Karachi Kings to face Lahore Qalandars tonight
Karachi Kings will clash with Lahore Qalandars in the eight match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium tonight. The match will start on 9:00 PM...
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ANP demands Fata-KP merger as per aspirations of tribal people

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    ANP demands Fata-KP merger as per aspirations of tribal people
Awami National Party (ANP) on Thursday held conference in Khyber Agency against the Frontier Crime Regulations (FCR) law and in favour of Fata merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Former Chief...
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JI observes black-day against dropping Fata reforms from cabinet agenda

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    JI observes black-day against dropping Fata reforms from cabinet agenda
Jamaat-e-Islami on Thursday observed black day across the tribal region against the federal government for dropping the agenda item of the proposed Fata reforms from federal cabinet meeting. JI...
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JI, trade union seek abolishment of FCR from FATA

Date: 16 Feb, 2017

    JI, trade union seek abolishment of FCR from FATA
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and traders of North Waziristan Agency have demanded the government to scrap the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law in FATA. The JI and trade union leaders said...
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FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

  • Climate change remains a cloud on horizon in KP

    Unexpected heatwaves, floods, incessant deforestation and irregular urbanisation have rendered K-P extremely vulnerable to climate change.
    The average temperature of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has increased alarmingly by one degree Celsius since 2005 to 2015

  • Construction of security wall around Hayatabad hinders children’s education

    A dweller of Tajabad, Muhammad Riaz had no other option but to drop his two children from the primary school in Phase-III. “My sons were enrolled in the government primary school but after the construction of the boundary wall, it is almost difficult for them to reach school in time. Being a poor person, I cannot afford to arrange private transport for their pick and drop. I am totally clueless what to do,” a worried Riaz says

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Fata Reforms

  • Delay in the passage of reforms bill from parliament draws criticism from FATA people   FATA, FATA Reforms, Reforms Committtee, FCR

    The existing Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has always been under criticism from different quarters, while the successive governments also brought some changes in the controversial British-era law – the most important being the right to franchise in 1996 and political parties act extension to FATA in 2011. […]

  • Reforms recommendations in the eyes of FATA people FATA Reforms, FATA, FCR, Reforms recommendations

    After a long struggle against the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and administrative structure of FATA, the federal cabinet on 2 March, 2017 approved the proposals of FATA Reforms Committee. The main feature of the reforms package is scraping of FCR and replacing it with Riwaj Act under which a judge of the court will be […]

  • Govt criticized for delaying approval of proposed reforms in FATA

    PESHAWAR: Different governments have made attempts since the creation of Pakistan in 1947 to bring reforms in the administrative system of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), but the reforms were never implemented in letter and spirit. Efforts for reforms in FATA got momentum once again when FATA parliamentarians submitted a bill in the National […]

TDPs

  • Sports activities get momentum in FATA with return of TDPs FATA, TDPs, TDPs Repatriation, Sports

    Like other activities of life, sports activities also came to a halt in FATA due to law and order issues and the sports grounds presented a deserted look. However, the situation changed swiftly after the return of local people and now the political administration, FATA Secretariat and people in their private capacity are organising sports […]

  • Matriculation exams conducted successfully amid repatriation, rehabilitation of TDPs in FATA

    After years of displacement and reconstruction in tribal areas, the government successfully conducted matriculation exams in FATA this year. The FATA people were jubilant over holding of matric exams in their areas after a long time However, the students from Mehsuds-inhabited areas of South Waziristan Agency had to attend their exam in Dera Ismail Khan […]

  • TDPs decry lack of facilities at ration, registration centers across FATA,KP FATA, TDPs, IDPs, IDPs Repatriation

    The repatriation process of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) has entered its final stage. According to the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), majority of the displaced families have so far been repatriated but still there are thousands of households who are still waiting for government’s approval to return […]

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