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PPP issues show-cause notices to Ikramullah Shahid, others for participating in anti-Mashal rally

Date: 03 May, 2017

    PPP issues show-cause notices to Ikramullah Shahid, others for participating in anti-Mashal rally
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has issued show-cause notices to Mardan leaders including former deputy speaker Ikramullah Shahid for participation in a rally in support of the killers of Mashal...
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Media’s role in advancing peaceful societies highlighted on World Press Freedom Day in Peshawar

Date: 03 May, 2017

    Media’s role in advancing peaceful societies highlighted on World Press Freedom Day in Peshawar
Addressing on the occasion as key note speaker, Marukh Jabeen, the lonely female journalist and reporter of Tribal News Network (TNN) in Kurram Agency FATA, said that she has...
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KP cabinet approves Private Schools Regulatory Authority Bill 2016

Date: 03 May, 2017

    KP cabinet approves Private Schools Regulatory Authority Bill 2016
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government cabinet on Wednesday approved Private Schools Regulatory Authority Bill 2016 to regulate the private educational sector besides fixing fee structure. The approval was given in the...
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Four TTP hardcore militants executed

Date: 03 May, 2017

    Four TTP hardcore militants executed
As many as four militants of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who were tired by military courts, were executed on Wednesday. According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public...
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Supreme Court rejects names proposed by SBP, SECP for Panama case JIT

Date: 03 May, 2017

    Supreme Court rejects names proposed by SBP, SECP for Panama case JIT
The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday rejected nominations submitted by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Securities and Exchange Commission Pakistan (SECP) for the joint investigation team (JIT)...
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PHC suspends death penalty awarded by military court

Date: 03 May, 2017

    PHC suspends death penalty awarded by military court
he Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday suspended the execution of a death-row prisoner, who was sentenced to death by a military court after he was found to be...
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NADRA unblock 150,000 NICs temporarily

Date: 03 May, 2017

    NADRA unblock 150,000 NICs temporarily
National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Wednesday unblocked temporarily more than 150,000 Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) temporarily for 60 days. According to interior ministry sources, ministry were...
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2nd test: West Indies need 41 more runs to end Pakistan first innings lead

Date: 03 May, 2017

    2nd test: West Indies need 41 more runs to end Pakistan first innings lead
Pakistan Cricket Team has apparently dominated the second test match against West Indies after 81 runs lead in its first innings. The home side West Indies has lost one...
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KP govt to computerize Schoolteachers record

Date: 03 May, 2017

    KP govt to computerize Schoolteachers record
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to computerize the schoolteachers record under the Education Management Information System (EMIS). Through this programme, all the necessary information including , teachers data,...
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Eight killed in suicide bomb attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

Date: 03 May, 2017

    Eight killed in suicide bomb attack on NATO convoy in Kabul
At least eight people were killed 25 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the NATO convey in Kabul on Wednesday. According to media reports, the...
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Power supply disconnected in upper Kurram for last two weeks

Date: 03 May, 2017

    Power supply disconnected in upper Kurram for last two weeks
Power supply has been disconnected in many areas of upper Kurram Agency, including Parachinar, for the last two weeks due to which people are facing many difficulties.
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Rs1.7 billion allocated for marble city in Mohmand Agency

Date: 03 May, 2017

    Rs1.7 billion allocated for marble city in Mohmand Agency
The federal government has allocated Rs1.7 billion for establishment of marble city in Mohmand Agency.
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  • FATA Reforms: Registration of undocumented FATA land is uphill task for govt  

    The total area of the semi-autonomous Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is about 27,000 square kilometres. Unlike other parts of the country, the people of FATA don’t possess the documented record of their lands and property. In the ongoing reform process, the government has proposed computerisation of land record in FATA.

  • Future of FATA reforms in wake of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification

    The reforms process in FATA was initiated two years back on the direction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Recently the former cabinet of Nawaz Sharif had also approved the recommendations of FATA Reforms Committee.

    However, the cabinet was also dissolved with the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Panama Papers case of 28 July, 2017. The reforms process earlier faced hindrances due to opposition by certain political parties. The disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and dissolution of the federal cabinet has served as a fresh blow to the already fragile reforms process.

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 […]

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