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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

  • PATA residents yet to benefit from Right to Information Act

    The people of seven districts of Malakand division and Kohistan are complaining that being the equal citizens of the country, it is their basic right to have access to information of public importance as like other inhabitants of rest of the province.

  • Government fails to control monopoly of private educational institutions

    The previous ANP-led government had prepared a draft for establishing a regulatory body for the private educational institutions but it could not make legislation. The incumbent PTI-led coalition government had also promised to establish a regulatory body in the province but despite of passage of four years, it yet to materialize the pledge.

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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. […]

  • Tribal people waiting for government’s decision on future status of FATA

    Since the beginning of consultations for the reforms process by the government, the political parties, social organisations and tribal elders and youth are actively raising their voice in support of particular set of reforms. When Members of the National Assembly from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) submitted the 22nd constitutional amendment bill in the Lower […]

  • Tribal People are uncertain about the proposed local bodies polls in 2017 FATA,FATA Reforms, Local Government 2017 in FATA

    Efforts are being underway to introduce reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on official level and the tribal population is also participating in the process by providing their input from time to time on the issue concerning their future governing system. The Fata reforms committed led by Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Prime Minister […]

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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