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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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FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

  • PATA residents yet to benefit from Right to Information Act

    The people of seven districts of Malakand division and Kohistan are complaining that being the equal citizens of the country, it is their basic right to have access to information of public importance as like other inhabitants of rest of the province.

  • Government fails to control monopoly of private educational institutions

    The previous ANP-led government had prepared a draft for establishing a regulatory body for the private educational institutions but it could not make legislation. The incumbent PTI-led coalition government had also promised to establish a regulatory body in the province but despite of passage of four years, it yet to materialize the pledge.

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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. […]

  • Tribal people waiting for government’s decision on future status of FATA

    Since the beginning of consultations for the reforms process by the government, the political parties, social organisations and tribal elders and youth are actively raising their voice in support of particular set of reforms. When Members of the National Assembly from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) submitted the 22nd constitutional amendment bill in the Lower […]

  • Tribal People are uncertain about the proposed local bodies polls in 2017 FATA,FATA Reforms, Local Government 2017 in FATA

    Efforts are being underway to introduce reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on official level and the tribal population is also participating in the process by providing their input from time to time on the issue concerning their future governing system. The Fata reforms committed led by Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Prime Minister […]

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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