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Tribal students reject proposed ‘Riwaj Act’ for tribal areas

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    Tribal students reject proposed ‘Riwaj Act’ for tribal areas
The tribal students’ organization on Wednesday rejected the proposed ‘Riwaj Act’ for tribal areas and said that the act is not different from the draconian FCR law. While addressing a...
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KP Govt to establish helpline to resolve complaints of Pashtuns in Punjab

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    KP Govt to establish helpline to resolve complaints of Pashtuns in Punjab
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar on Wednesday announced to establish a helpline to resolve the complaints of Pashtuns residing in the Punjab province. Addressing a news conference in...
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Bannu municipal workers protest against pending salaries

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    Bannu municipal workers protest against pending salaries
Employees of the Bannu municipal committee on Wednesday continued to protest for the second against the nonpayment of the 700 workers salaries for the last four months. The municipal workers...
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Lakki Marwat police claims to have arrested JUI-F leader’s murderers

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    Lakki Marwat police claims to have arrested JUI-F leader’s murderers
Police in Lakki Marwat on Monday claimed to have arrested two persons allegedly involved in the murder of Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) local leader Maulana Muhammad Anwar. Police said that the...
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Three foreign players of Quetta Gladiators pull out of PSL final in Lahore

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    Three foreign players of Quetta Gladiators pull out of PSL final in Lahore
Three foreign players of Quetta Gladiators have refused to play Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore. The Quetta Gladiators qualified for the final after beating Peshawar Zalmi in...
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PSL-2017: Islamabad United to face Karachi Kings in second play-off today

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    PSL-2017: Islamabad United to face Karachi Kings in second play-off today
Islamabad United will clash against Karachi Kings today (Wednesday night) in the second play-off of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The match will begin at Sharjah Cricket...
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School teacher fractures female student’s fingers in Mardan

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    School teacher fractures female student’s fingers in Mardan
A private school teacher in Rustam area of Mardan district has beaten a Class III girl student with a stick on her knuckles for making noise in the classroom,...
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Eight killed as passenger jeep plunges into ravine in Mansehra

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    Eight killed as passenger jeep plunges into ravine in Mansehra
At least eight people including two women and a minor were killed and another injured when a passenger jeep fell into a deep ravine in Ratai area of Mansehra...
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From sowing to harvesting, women look after marijuana crops in Khyber Agency

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    From sowing to harvesting, women look after marijuana crops in Khyber Agency
Tirah Maidan area of Bara sub-division in Khyber Agency is known for hashish production and many people in the area are directly or indirectly associated with this business.
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Civil judges in Peshawar get special training

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    Civil judges in Peshawar get special training
Over a hundred civil judges of Peshawar Judicial Academy have been given special training to polish their professional skills.
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Peshawar University teachers point out flaws in Universities Model Act

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    Peshawar University teachers point out flaws in Universities Model Act
The teachers of University of Peshawar (UoP) have pointed out several flaws in the Universities Model Act and demanded separate act for all universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and allocation...
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National Sports Conference organised in Peshawar

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    National Sports Conference organised in Peshawar
The Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) organised the National Sports Conference in Peshawar on Tuesday.
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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 […]

  • Future of Jirga system after implementation of FATA reforms

    Under the Pakhtun traditions, a Jirga is an assembly of tribal elders to resolve problems and disputes among rival parties. The Jirga system is in vogue in FATA since the known history and it is still the most effective tool to resolve disputes or issues. People also resort to Jirga system in FATA due to […]

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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