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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

  • Climate change remains a cloud on horizon in KP

    Unexpected heatwaves, floods, incessant deforestation and irregular urbanisation have rendered K-P extremely vulnerable to climate change.
    The average temperature of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has increased alarmingly by one degree Celsius since 2005 to 2015

  • Construction of security wall around Hayatabad hinders children’s education

    A dweller of Tajabad, Muhammad Riaz had no other option but to drop his two children from the primary school in Phase-III. “My sons were enrolled in the government primary school but after the construction of the boundary wall, it is almost difficult for them to reach school in time. Being a poor person, I cannot afford to arrange private transport for their pick and drop. I am totally clueless what to do,” a worried Riaz says

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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. […]

  • Reforms recommendations in the eyes of FATA people FATA Reforms, FATA, FCR, Reforms recommendations

    After a long struggle against the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and administrative structure of FATA, the federal cabinet on 2 March, 2017 approved the proposals of FATA Reforms Committee. The main feature of the reforms package is scraping of FCR and replacing it with Riwaj Act under which a judge of the court will be […]

  • Future of Jirga system after implementation of FATA reforms

    Under the Pakhtun traditions, a Jirga is an assembly of tribal elders to resolve problems and disputes among rival parties. The Jirga system is in vogue in FATA since the known history and it is still the most effective tool to resolve disputes or issues. People also resort to Jirga system in FATA due to […]

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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