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FSL matches venue changed following Parachinar bombing

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    FSL matches venue changed following Parachinar bombing
Following the bomb blast at imambargah in Parachinar that killed 25 people, the Fata Super League (FSL) cricket tournament organizers here on Sunday decided change the matches’ venue from...
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Protest against arrest of PkMAP president in Wana bazaar

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    Protest against arrest of PkMAP president in Wana bazaar
The Fata Political Alliance here on Sunday held a protest demonstration in Wana bazaar against the arrest of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) South Waziristan Agency (SWA) chapter president...
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ANP demands deployment of lady officials for population census in Fata

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    ANP demands deployment of lady officials for population census in Fata
The Awami National Party (ANP) here on Sunday demanded the deployment of lady officials for holding population census in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) due to the sensitive...
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Landikotal: Students blame teachers’ shortage for failure in Grade-V exams

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    Landikotal: Students blame teachers’ shortage for failure in Grade-V exams
Students who failed in Grade-V annual examinations here on Sunday staged a protest demonstration in Landikotal and blamed the perennial shortage of teachers at schools for their poor results...
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Lucky Cement factory sacked workers hold demo against JUI-F

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    Lucky Cement factory sacked workers hold demo against JUI-F
The sacked workers of Lucky Cement Factory on Sunday held a protest demonstration against the Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) for criticizing the district nazim who raised voice for reinstatement of...
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Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees to resume tomorrow

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees to resume tomorrow
The process of voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees to Afghanistan will resume from tomorrow (Monday). The Afghan refugees’ repatriation process was temporarily suspended in November last year due to...
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Getting CNICs remains a distant dream for ‘disowned’ transgender people in KP, FATA

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    Getting CNICs remains a distant dream for ‘disowned’ transgender people in KP, FATA
The ruling of the Lahore High Court directing the federal government to include a separate column for trans people in the form being used in the ongoing Census process...
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Soldier martyred, two personnel injured in blast in North Waziristan

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    Soldier martyred, two personnel injured in blast in North Waziristan
A security force personnel was martyred while two other sustained injuries in a landmine explosion in Kund Ghar area of North Waziristan Agency here on Sunday morning.
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Four missiles fired into Upper Kurram Agency from Afghanistan

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    Four missiles fired into Upper Kurram Agency from Afghanistan
One shop was completely destroyed as four missiles were fired from Afghanistan into different areas of Upper Kurram Agency on Sunday, said the agency political administration.
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COAS stands by democracy: Imran

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    COAS stands by democracy: Imran
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Saturday that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa stands by democracy in the country.
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Shrine custodian kills 20 disciples in Sargodha

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    Shrine custodian kills 20 disciples in Sargodha
A custodian of a shrine in Sargodha has killed his 20 disciples, including four women, and injured four others.
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Minister orders construction of building for girls primary school in Charsadda

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    Minister orders construction of building for girls primary school in Charsadda
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister Sikandar Sherpao has taken notice of lack of building for girls primary school in Ameerabad area of Rajar, Charsadda and directed the deputy commissioner to...
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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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