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Power transmission line restored in Samar Bagh

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    Power transmission line restored in Samar Bagh
The inoperative electricity transmission line in Samar Bagh tehsil of district Lower Dir has finally been restored. A press release issued from the office of Commandant Dir Scouts stated that...
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Quick response force raised in Bacha Khan University to thwart terrorists’ attack

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    Quick response force raised in Bacha Khan University to thwart terrorists’ attack
To thwart any possible terrorists’ attack in future, the Bacha Khan University has raised a six-men quick response force comprising retired personnel of the Pakistan Army. Col. (retired) Jan, the...
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Lady councilor alleges state officer of ‘harassment’

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    Lady councilor alleges state officer of ‘harassment’
A lady member of the district council Peshawar Kulsoom Kundi on Friday alleged that state officer Muhammad Aziz in convenience with local police raided her house and took away...
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Peshawar tops KP -23 regional games

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    Peshawar tops KP -23 regional games
Peshawar district has won the initial phase of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa men’s under-23 games (Peshawar Region) which concluded here at the Hayatabad Sports Complex on Friday. Peshawar district secured overall 90...
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‘Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital lacks facilities, staff’

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    ‘Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital lacks facilities, staff’
Patients at the recently established Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital, Swat have been facing numerous problems due to unavailability of proper facilities, shortage of staff and unhygienic conditions. People coming to...
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Villagers protest against suspension of electricity, gas supply

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    Villagers protest against suspension of electricity, gas supply
Residents of Gulshan Abad locality of the provincial metropolis staged a protest demonstration against suspension of electricity and gas supply outside Peshawar press club on Friday. The protesters were holding...
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‘No reforms in Fata acceptable sans women’s participation’

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    ‘No reforms in Fata acceptable sans women’s participation’
Tribal women have demanded of the government to incorporate their inputs in the ongoing process of reforms and development in Fata, otherwise they would not accept the reform. A consultative...
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Repatriation of South Waziristan’s IDPs to begin from March 15

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    Repatriation of South Waziristan’s IDPs to begin from March 15
With the onset of spring and at the end of winter season, the political administration of South Waziristan agency has announced to resume repatriation of internally displaced people of...
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KP government to provide health insurance cards to transgender community

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    KP government to provide health insurance cards to transgender community
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to provide health insurance cards to the members of transgender community to offer free healthcare facilities to the marginalized segment of the society. The...
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Tribal elders file petition in SC against FATA merger with KP

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    Tribal elders file petition in SC against FATA merger with KP
Five tribal elders have submitted a petition in the Supreme Court against merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa terming it unconstitutional.
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Pilgrims who performed Hajj during last 7 years declared ineligible for this year’s Hajj

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    Pilgrims who performed Hajj during last 7 years declared ineligible for this year’s Hajj
The federal government has declared those people ineligible for this year’s Hajj under the government scheme who have performed the sacred religious obligation during the last seven years.
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Social media websites not removing blasphemous content will be blocked: Nisar

Date: 10 Mar, 2017

    Social media websites not removing blasphemous content will be blocked: Nisar
Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said the social media websites that did not cooperate in removing the blasphemous material will be blocked.
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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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