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Multi-parties conference asks govt to make clear ambiguous parts of Fata reforms package

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    Multi-parties conference asks govt to make clear ambiguous parts of Fata reforms package
PESHAWAR, 08 March: Speakers at multi-parties’ conference on tribal belt merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wednesday underlined certain legal and constitutional flaws in the proposed Fata reforms saying it will...
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Peshawar Region U-23 female games conclude

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    Peshawar Region U-23 female games conclude
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Under-23 female games for Peshawar Region has concluded on Wednesday at Hayatabad Sports Complex grounds amidst tight security arrangements. During the two-day long event, Peshawar remained on...
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IHC says will even ban social media if blasphemous content not removed

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    IHC says will even ban social media if blasphemous content not removed
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday ordered to block blasphemous content on social media websites and to put names of those involved in blasphemy on the Exist Control...
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Pakistan allows its nationals stranded at Torkham border to enter home country without travelling documents

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    Pakistan allows its nationals stranded at Torkham border to enter home country without travelling documents
Several Pakistanis who were stuck at the Afghanistan side of having no valid documents started returning to the country as Pakistan border authorities allowed them to enter country on...
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Talent Awards distributed among Gomal University’s position holder students

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    Talent Awards distributed among Gomal University’s position holder students
In order to encourage the students, Bacha Khan Talent Awards were distributed among top position-holder students from different departments of Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan here on Wednesday.
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At least two killed, 13 injured as military hospital comes under attack in Kabul

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    At least two killed, 13 injured as military hospital comes under attack in Kabul
Defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri told foreign news agency that a group of militants attacked Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital and one of them, dressed as doctor, blew himself...
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Afghan president congratulates Peshawar Zalmi over PSL win

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    Afghan president congratulates Peshawar Zalmi over PSL win
The President of Afghanistan on Wednesday congratulated the Peshawar Zalmi for its victory in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition against Quetta Gladiators and invited the PSL champion...
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10 dead bodies found in Swabi

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    10 dead bodies found in Swabi
Ten dead bodies of unknown people have been found in Jhanday Kandao area of Swabi.
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Large number of Afghan nationals arrive at Torkham to cross border

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    Large number of Afghan nationals arrive at Torkham to cross border
The Pak-Afghan border crossing points at Torkham and Chaman remained opened on Wednesday.
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FATA team to be included in next edition of PSL: governor

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    FATA team to be included in next edition of PSL: governor
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said on Tuesday that a team from FATA will also be included in the next edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
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CM Khattak expresses solidarity with Pakhtuns in Punjab

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    CM Khattak expresses solidarity with Pakhtuns in Punjab
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak said on Tuesday that the KP government stands by Pakhtun brothers in Punjab.
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FATA lawmakers preparing to bring Dispute Resolution Council in FATA

Date: 08 Mar, 2017

    FATA lawmakers preparing to bring Dispute Resolution Council in FATA
The parliamentarians of FATA have started preparations for bringing a system of Dispute Resolution Council (DRC) with the support of the provincial government in place of Riwaj Act in...
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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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