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  • Senate Committee seeks report on Cess collection rules from Mines in Fata Senate Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions on Friday asked FATA Secretariat to submit a report within 15 days on the background and current rules applied in FATA regarding Cess collection from mines and minerals. The Committee observed that collection of CESS on mines and minerals by Political Agents administration is illegal because the CESS act has not yet been extended to FATA. ...
  • BLA commander surrenders in Quetta A group of Baloch rebels including a commander of Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) on Friday laid their weapons and surrendered to FC Madadgar Heaquarters Quetta. According an Inter Services Public Relations, commander Ainuddin of BLA surrendered to Security Forces during a ceremony....
  • Ziaullah submits reference against CM Khattak Member Provincial Assembly Ziaullah Afridi on Friday submitted reference against Chief Minister Pervez Khattak accusing him of horse trading. The reference was submitted at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly secretariat at speaker’s office....
  • Dengue outbreak: Tehkal residents protest govt’s failure as 700 infected The unprepared Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department seems unable to control the outbreak of dengue fever as 700 patients have been tested positive since last one month. According to official of Khyber Teaching Hospital, around 3000 patients are brought to the hospital of which 700 were tested dengue positive....
  • Nabi seeks MNA, PA support to feature in national games Muhammad Nabi has appealed political agent of Khyber Agency and member National Assembly Nasir Khan Afridi to support him play the National Karate Championship. Talking to Tribal News Network, he said that he had won gold medal several times in national level championship....

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Federal govt ignores PTI MNA Qaisar Jamal in FATA developments funds

Date: 31 May, 2017

    Federal govt ignores PTI MNA Qaisar Jamal in FATA developments funds
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of National Assembly Qaisar Jamal has been deprived of development funds in the ongoing fiscal year of 2016-17. According to documents available with TNN reveals...
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Local court acquits QWP lawmaker Arshad Umarzai in bomb blast case

Date: 31 May, 2017

    Local court acquits QWP lawmaker Arshad Umarzai in bomb blast case
A local court on Wednesday acquitted Qaumi Wattan Party (QWP) provincial assembly lawmaker Arshad Khan Umarzai charged in a bombing case that left Awami National Party local leader...
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ANP demands to hand over Wapda to Rangers

Date: 31 May, 2017

    ANP demands to hand over Wapda to Rangers
Awami National Party (ANP) on Wednesday announced to stage a protest sit-in against loadshedding in Islamabad after Ramzan. Addressing a press conference here at Peshawar Press Club,
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Young doctors lock LRH OPD in protest for demands

Date: 31 May, 2017

    Young doctors lock LRH OPD in protest for demands
The protesting young doctors of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have locked the outpatient departments (OPD) of the province’s largest hospital, Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), to further intensify their protest
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Students launch campaign against drug abuse, trafficking in Kurram Agency

Date: 31 May, 2017

    Students launch campaign against drug abuse, trafficking in Kurram Agency
PARACHINAR, 31 May: A group of schools and colleges students had launched an anti-narcotics campaign to prevent drug abuse in Sadda area of Kurram Agency. The campaign was named...
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PTI leader survives car-snatching attempt in Bannu

Date: 31 May, 2017

    PTI leader survives car-snatching attempt in Bannu
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) provincial leader Masoom Shah survived a car-snatching attempt by unknown armed men in Bannu city at Sehri time
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Fata parliamentarians to boycott President’s address to joint session of parliament

Date: 31 May, 2017

    Fata parliamentarians to boycott President’s address to joint session of parliament
The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) parliamentarians have decided to boycott President Mamnoon Hussain’s address to the joint session of parliament
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80 killed, 360 injured in car bomb blast in Kabul

Date: 31 May, 2017

    80 killed, 360 injured in car bomb blast in Kabul
KABUL, 31 May: At least 80 people were killed and more than 360 others suffered injuries after a massive car bomb explosion near German embassy in a highly secure...
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Parachinar people decry skyrocketing prices of food items

Date: 31 May, 2017

    Parachinar people decry skyrocketing prices of food items
The people of Parachinar area of Kurram Agency have expressed concern over raise in the prices of food items with the start of holy month of Ramazan.
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Turkey announces Rs1.05 billion for rehabilitation of flood, militancy affected people in Pakistan

Date: 31 May, 2017

    Turkey announces Rs1.05 billion for rehabilitation of flood, militancy affected people in Pakistan
The Turkish government has announced aid of Rs1.05 billion for rehabilitation of people of FATA affected by militancy and floods in 2014.
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Education Department asks private schools in Nowshera to commence summer vacations

Date: 31 May, 2017

    Education Department asks private schools in Nowshera to commence summer vacations
The Education Department has asked all the private educational institutions to close their schools for summer vacations immediately.
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Suri Hajek tradition of Kalash included in world heritage

Date: 31 May, 2017

    Suri Hajek tradition of Kalash included in world heritage
The United Nations has decided to include the tradition of ‘Suri Hajek’ in Kalash area of Chitral in the world heritage.
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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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