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Swat Snow Festival underway in Malam Jabba

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Swat Snow Festival underway in Malam Jabba
A three-day Swat Snow Festival is underway on the second day in the scenic tourist resort Malam Jabba under the aegis of the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and...
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Pak-Afghan border closure building into humanitarian crisis: Imran Khan

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Pak-Afghan border closure building into humanitarian crisis: Imran Khan
Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan on Saturday said that closure of Pak-Afghan border is building into a humanitarian crisis.
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North Waziristan youths protest against construction of Kurram-Tangi Dam

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    North Waziristan youths protest against construction of Kurram-Tangi Dam
The youths of North Waziristan Agency on Saturday staged a unique protest demonstration against the construction of Kurram-Tangi Dam. During the protest the participants danced with the doll drum...
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South Waziristan elders denounce recruitment of non-locals in NGOs

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    South Waziristan elders denounce recruitment of non-locals in NGOs
Tribal elders of the South Waziristan on Saturday alleged the agency political administration and Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) of recruiting non-local residents in most of the non-governmental organizations...
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The only road to Safed Arkari valley remain block since one month

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    The only road to Safed Arkari valley remain block since one month
The only road to the Safed Arkari valley in Chitral remain blocked since the last one month due to heavy snowfall and avalanches causing severe hardships for more than...
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Hangu residents protest against non-provision of natural gas

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Hangu residents protest against non-provision of natural gas
Residents of the Katghar and adjacent villages Saturday staged a protest demonstration outside the Khattak Banda Gas Plant against the non-provision of natural gas to the villages.
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Quetta Gladiators pick foreign players for PSL final in Lahore

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Quetta Gladiators pick foreign players for PSL final in Lahore
The Quetta Gladiators on Saturday formally announced to have picked five foreign players for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final to be played at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in...
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FATA Political Alliance warns of protest movement against implementation of ‘Riwaj Act’

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    FATA Political Alliance warns of protest movement against implementation of ‘Riwaj Act’
While rejecting the implementation of ‘Riwaj Act’, the FATA Political Alliance on Saturday warned the federal government of initiating a protest movement against the implementation of the proposed ‘Riwaj...
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QWP leader shot dead in Charsadda

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    QWP leader shot dead in Charsadda
Unknown armed men on Saturday shot dead a leader of the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Muhammad Jan Gigyani Advocate in Charsadda.
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Malik Nawaz Abdulai Memorial Cricket Tournament begins in Tank

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Malik Nawaz Abdulai Memorial Cricket Tournament begins in Tank
The 2nd All Pakistan Malik Nawaz Abdulai Memorial Cricket Tournament got underway in Tank on Friday.
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PPP rejects Riwaj Act in FATA

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    PPP rejects Riwaj Act in FATA
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has rejected the Riwaj Act and termed it a replica of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law.
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Court orders FIR against media group’s owner, journalists over fake news

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Court orders FIR against media group’s owner, journalists over fake news
A district and sessions judge on Friday ordered registration of first information report (FIR) against Jang Media Group’s owner Mir Shakilur Rehman and senior journalists including Hamid Mir for...
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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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