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KP government, Chinese firms ink US$20b projects

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    KP government, Chinese firms ink US$20b projects
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Chinese investors singed different developmental projects worth US$20 billion. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak also graced the signing ceremony. Chief executive officer of the Industry Department...
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Baka Khel elders decry awarding contracts in IDP camp to non-locals

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Baka Khel elders decry awarding contracts in IDP camp to non-locals
People belonging to the Baka Khel tribe in FR Bannu have expressed resentment over awarding contracts to non-local firms and people for providing services to the internally displaced tribesmen...
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Music show organized to mark music freedom day

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Music show organized to mark music freedom day
In connection of the music freedom day, a melodious event was organized in Mardan press club under the aegis of the Cultural Journalists Forum. Local folk singers and member of...
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Wapda lifts National Junior Volleyball championship trophy

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Wapda lifts National Junior Volleyball championship trophy
Wapda won the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Junior under-23 National Volleyball championship by beating Pakistan Army team in the final match played in Qayum Sports Complex on Friday. The Wapda...
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49 Pakistani deported after completing imprisonment in Afghan jails

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    49 Pakistani deported after completing imprisonment in Afghan jails
Afghan authorities handed over 49 Pakistani nationals to the political administration of Khyber Agency on Torkham border on Friday. According to officials of the political administration, these Pakistani nationals were...
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Six ‘militants’ arrested in Shah Kas area of Khyber Agency

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Six ‘militants’ arrested in Shah Kas area of Khyber Agency
At least 29 suspected persons including six alleged militants have been rounded up during a daylong search operation in Shah Kas area of Khyber Agency, spokesman of the Frontier...
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Zalmi to take on Kings in 3rd playoff of PSL in Dubai tonight

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Zalmi to take on Kings in 3rd playoff of PSL in Dubai tonight
The third playoff of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings in Dubai on Friday. The penultimate match of the league will...
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Dubai-based tribesmen celebrate cabinet decision on Fata

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Dubai-based tribesmen celebrate cabinet decision on Fata
The federal cabinet’s approval of the Fata Reforms Committee’s recommendations stirred jubilation among the people of the tribal areas as celebrations continued in the width and breadth of Fata. Tribesmen...
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Prime Minister Breaks Ground for U.S. Govt-funded Project Stage 1 of Kurram Tangi Dam

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Prime Minister Breaks Ground for U.S. Govt-funded Project Stage 1 of Kurram Tangi Dam
Prime Minister Sharif presided over a groundbreaking ceremony today to mark the beginning of construction of the U.S.-funded Kaitu Weir component of the Kurram Tangi Dam project.
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Two soldiers, four militants killed in FR Bannu clash

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Two soldiers, four militants killed in FR Bannu clash
Four militants and two soldiers, including an officer, have been killed in a clash in Janikhel area of Frontier Region (FR) Bannu.
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CTD claims arresting important member of banned outfit in Quetta

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    CTD claims arresting important member of banned outfit in Quetta
The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has claimed arresting an important member of a banned organisation in Quetta.
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PDWP approves 22 development projects in KP

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    PDWP approves 22 development projects in KP
The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on Thursday approved 22 development schemes worth Rs7.8 billion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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  • 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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