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Army Chief Gen Bajwa attends special meeting of KP apex committee

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Army Chief Gen Bajwa attends special meeting of KP apex committee
A special meeting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa apex committee was held in Peshawar on Monday According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa attended...
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Interior Ministry authorizes other Passport Offices to grant extension to Afghan citizens

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Interior Ministry authorizes other Passport Offices to grant extension to Afghan citizens
To facilitate Afghan national seeking renewal of visas in Pakistan, the Interior Ministry has authorized other immigration offices for the job. According to an official statement, the Interior Ministry has...
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Residents continue protest against disconnection of electricity to tube wells

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Residents continue protest against disconnection of electricity to tube wells
Dozens of angry dwellers of the Bannu city staged a protest demonstration outside the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) on the second consecutive day against disconnection of electricity supply to...
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Annual ‘Gems and Mineral’ show begins in Peshawar

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Annual ‘Gems and Mineral’ show begins in Peshawar
The 17th Gems & Mineral exhibition began here at a local hotel on Monday. Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak inaugurated the show. Pprecious stones including quartz, topaz, turquoise,...
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Fata Super League begins on April 10

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Fata Super League begins on April 10
Sharing a good news for sports lovers in tribal areas, Khyber Cricket Association’s patron in chief Haji Taimur announced on Monday to hold first ever Fata Super League. “The...
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Tribal women announce to resist Rivaj Act implementation in Fata

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Tribal women announce to resist Rivaj Act implementation in Fata
Welcoming the reforms process in Fata, Takrah Qabaili Khwenday (TQK), an association of tribal women, have announced to resist the implementation of Rivaj Act as a replacement to FCR...
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Killer’s house demolished in Orakzai agency

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Killer’s house demolished in Orakzai agency
A tribal lashkar (force) in Orakzai agency on Monday demolished and put on fire the house of a tribesman on charges of murdering a fellow tribesman a few days...
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Colorful musical event held in Swat

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Colorful musical event held in Swat
To promote traditional singing and revive local culture, a mesmerizing musical night was arranged jointly by the Culture Department and a non-governmental organization here in a local hotel on...
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Eleven Stars win PCB cricket tournament in Jamrud

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Eleven Stars win PCB cricket tournament in Jamrud
The inter-club cricket tournament played under the auspices of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) concluded here at the Jamrud Sports Complex on Monday. Eleven Stars beat Jan Khan Club by...
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Census awareness walk held in Mohmand Agency

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Census awareness walk held in Mohmand Agency
The walk was arranged by ‘Mohmand Welfare Organization’, a local welfare organization, which was attended by large number of people.
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Balochistan traders announce shutter down strike against Chaman border’s closure

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Balochistan traders announce shutter down strike against Chaman border’s closure
The Chaman traders and All Traders Union has announced shutter down strike on March 19 in protest against the Pak-Afghan Chaman border closure.
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Tribal Jirga demands compensation for FR Tank, Jandula operation affectees

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Tribal Jirga demands compensation for FR Tank, Jandula operation affectees
Tribal elders of Bettani tribe have demanded of the government to compensate the affectees of military operation Rah-e-Nijat in FR Tank and Jandula.
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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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