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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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Fata Reforms

  • FATA reforms bill suspended over the question of merger and Riwaj Act

    The FATA reforms process is again facing suspension since May this year mainly due to differences among the FATA parliamentarians over the mode of reforms in the tribal areas. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Member National Assembly from South Waziristan Agency Muhammad Jamaluddin says the parliamentarians are having different opinion on the question of merger with Khyber […]

  • The pros and cons of extending superior courts to FATA

    The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been kept away from the country’s judicial system under Article 247 of the Constitution of Pakistan and all kinds of disputes are resolved under the centuries-old tribal system. The ongoing reforms process not only aims at bringing the tribal region into the national mainstream, but also bringing FATA […]

  • Political parties, people of KP favour immediate merger of FATA with the province

    The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and a number of political parties have expressed reservations over the draft of the FATA reforms by the federal cabinet. KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak says the federal government is not sincere in the reforms as it has brought forward some suggestions which are objectionable and against the Constitution. “We believe […]

TDPs

  • Families suffer from lack of internet and mobile services in areas of return

    Following repatriation to natives towns, the returned families especially youth have been facing immense problems due to unavailability of internet and 3G services in tribal agencies. Though tribes seem satisfied with pace of reconstruction and rehabilitation process but what concern them is the non-availability of cellular phones, internet services that concern the tribal people especially […]

  • Post-repatriation opportunities and challenges of Technical education in FATA

    The government has allocated Rs 600 million to promote technical education and enroll maximum students at technical educational institutions in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The amount is said to be spent on construction of new technical institutes, make the closed institute functional and equip them with modern facilities. This was revealed by Fata Development […]

  • BISP to be extended to North and South Waziristan soon

    The government of Pakistan launched BISP in 2008 to provide financial assistance to destitute families. So far, around 5.4 women have been benefited from this program by getting Rs4500 every three months. Like other parts of the country, this program has also been extended to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). This women centric program has […]

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