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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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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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