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Pashto singer Shahsawar arrested over sexual assault charges

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Pashto singer Shahsawar arrested over sexual assault charges
Police arrested Pashto singer Shahsawar over sexual assault charges. A female of fan of Shahsawar alleged that the singer has raped her. Police has arrested Shahsawar on Tuesday night over...
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Residents of Regi Lamla protest against acquiring land for DHA

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Residents of Regi Lamla protest against acquiring land for DHA
The Peshawar Regi Lalma residents on Wednesday staged protest demonstration against the sale of their land to the Defence Housing Authority (DHA). The protesters gathered outside Peshawar press club...
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IHC orders govt to revisit population census procedure in Fata

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    IHC orders govt to revisit population census procedure in Fata
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday ordered the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to revisit the procedure of holding population and household census in the Federally Administered Tribal...
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Federal cabinet approves Hajj Policy 2017

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Federal cabinet approves Hajj Policy 2017
The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved Hajj Policy 2017 and lifting of moratorium on new gas connections. The federal cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in...
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Handing over ceremony of modules of drug abuse prevention held

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Handing over ceremony of modules of drug abuse prevention held
Today, in a ceremony, organized by Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation (KKAWF) held in Serena hotel, Islamabad, UNODC handed over modules of Unplugged “Hum Saath Hein” drug prevention
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Pesco notifies loadshedding schedule

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Pesco notifies loadshedding schedule
The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) on Wednesday issued new schedule for electricity loadshedding and said that no unannounced loadshedding will be carried out in any area. According to a...
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ANP parliamentarians begin hunger strike against blockage of Pakhtuns’ CNICs

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    ANP parliamentarians begin hunger strike against blockage of Pakhtuns’ CNICs
The Awami National Party (ANP) parliamentarians on Wednesday started hunger strike outside the parliament house in protest against the blockage of the computerized national identity cards (CNICs) of the...
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Arms, ammunition recovered in Bajaur search operation

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Arms, ammunition recovered in Bajaur search operation
The security forces have recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition during a search operation in Charmang area of Bajaur Agency.
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Two Traffic Police officials suspended in Bannu

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Two Traffic Police officials suspended in Bannu
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Bannu Muhammad Ali Gandapur has suspended two Traffic Police officials on charges of accepting bribes.
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KPCCI to organise international women conference in May

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    KPCCI to organise international women conference in May
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI) will organise an international women conference in May to create employment opportunities for skilled women.
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KP Assembly amends Local Government Act

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    KP Assembly amends Local Government Act
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday approved amendment to the Local Government Act under which the provincial government will have powers to utilise 30 percent development funds of the...
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Three killed, two injured in Karak traffic accident

Date: 12 Apr, 2017

    Three killed, two injured in Karak traffic accident
Three people lost their lives and two others sustained injuries in a traffic accident on Indus Highway in Karak on Wednesday.
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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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