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KP Govt urged to enact law against child marriages, domestic violence

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    KP Govt urged to enact law against child marriages, domestic violence
A women and children rights organization ‘Madadgar Helpline’ on Tuesday demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government to make effective legislation for prevention of early age marriages and domestic...
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Afghan schoolchildren feared to miss matric exams due to border closure

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    Afghan schoolchildren feared to miss matric exams due to border closure
The Afghan children studying in the private schools in Torkham are feared to miss the matriculation examination starting from tomorrow (Wednesday) due to the closure of Pak-Afghan border.
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PHC disqualifies PML-N MPA Zia-ur-Rehman in fake degree case

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    PHC disqualifies PML-N MPA Zia-ur-Rehman in fake degree case
The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday disqualified the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Mian Zia-ur-Rehman in fake degree case.
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Zaid Education football tournament concludes in Jamrud

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    Zaid Education football tournament concludes in Jamrud
The Zaid Education annual sports competitions’ football tournament concluded on Tuesday in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency.
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Population census to begin across the country tomorrow

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    Population census to begin across the country tomorrow
The first phase of the sixth National Population Census is scheduled to start on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in 63-districts across the country.
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Orakzai Agency jirga warns to boycott population census until repatriation of TDPs

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    Orakzai Agency jirga warns to boycott population census until repatriation of TDPs
The Orakzai Agency local tribal jirga on Tuesday warned the government that the agency people would announce boycott of the nationwide sixth population and household census until the complete...
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PCB suspends pacer Mohammad Irfan over connections with bookies

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    PCB suspends pacer Mohammad Irfan over connections with bookies
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday suspended fast bowler Mohammad Irfan over connections with bookies during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition.
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Pakistan, Afghanistan urged to resolve issues of Afghan refugees

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    Pakistan, Afghanistan urged to resolve issues of Afghan refugees
The Central Shura of Afghan Refugees on Tuesday urged both Pakistan and Afghanistan governments to resolve the issues of Afghan refugees and requested for financial assistance to Afghan refugees...
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8000 liter petrol gutted as warehouse catches fire in Mohmand Agency

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    8000 liter petrol gutted as warehouse catches fire in Mohmand Agency
About 8000 liter petrol were burnt when fire engulfed a warehouse of petrol in Mian Mandi area of Mohmand Agency here on Tuesday.
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9th and 10th grade exams to begin in Peshawar tomorrow

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    9th and 10th grade exams to begin in Peshawar tomorrow
The 9th and 10th grade annual exams in Peshawar will start from Wednesday (tomorrow).
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Health cards scheme inaugurated in Shangla

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    Health cards scheme inaugurated in Shangla
The Sehat Sahoolat Card (health cards) scheme was inaugurated in Shangla on Monday.
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BISE Peshawar officer dismissed over interference in exam duties

Date: 14 Mar, 2017

    BISE Peshawar officer dismissed over interference in exam duties
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar Assistant Controller Examinations Malik Maqsood has been sacked over charges of interference in the work of officers appointed on examination...
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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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