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UET Mardan campus to be upgraded into full fledge varsity, Atif

Date: 07 May, 2017

    UET Mardan campus to be upgraded into full fledge varsity, Atif
Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan has said that the Mardan campus of the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar will be upgraded into a full fledge engineering university. This...
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Pashto culture day observed in Bajaur

Date: 07 May, 2017

    Pashto culture day observed in Bajaur
A colorful event was organized on Sunday here in the Jirga Hall of the Civil Colony to commemorate Pashto cultural day. The event was jointly organized by the Culture Department...
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Ex-PM asks government to merge Fata in KP

Date: 07 May, 2017

    Ex-PM asks government to merge Fata in KP
Former Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has asked the federal government to immediately merge Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Addressing a public gathering here on Sunday, the former premier said...
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Tribesman dies in IED explosion in Central Kurram

Date: 07 May, 2017

    Tribesman dies in IED explosion in Central Kurram
A tribesman died on Sunday as a result of an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Central Kurram Agency, officials said here. He was rushed to a hospital in...
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Tribesmen vow to continue hunger strike camp till provision of clean drinking water

Date: 07 May, 2017

    Tribesmen vow to continue hunger strike camp till provision of clean drinking water
Residents of Sur Kamar area in Jamrud subdivision of Khyber Agency have announced to continue their hunger-strike camp till their demand of providing clean drinking water is not The...
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India to participate in ICC Champions Trophy

Date: 07 May, 2017

    India to participate in ICC Champions Trophy
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) has given green signal to the Indian cricket team to participate in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy starting on June...
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Govt teachers threaten to besiege KP Assembly on May 15 if demands not met

Date: 07 May, 2017

    Govt teachers threaten to besiege KP Assembly on May 15 if demands not met
Government schools’ teachers have threatened to hold a protest sit-in outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on May 15 in case their demands were not met. The government schools teachers also...
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PPC Tigers lift inaugural MCL trophy

Date: 07 May, 2017

    PPC Tigers lift inaugural MCL trophy
The inaugural edition of Media Cricket League (MCL) concluded here at the Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium on Sunday. The PPC Tigers clinched the trophy of the tournament by beating...
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Pakistan to respond with full might if sovereignty is challenged: Lt. Gen. Riaz

Date: 07 May, 2017

    Pakistan to respond with full might if sovereignty is challenged: Lt. Gen. Riaz
Commander Southern Command, Lieutenant General Amir Riaz on Sunday visited Chaman border to review the post attack situation. He also visited Civil Hospital Chaman and inquired after the health of...
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Center, KP government asked to allocate special budgets for seminaries

Date: 07 May, 2017

    Center, KP government asked to allocate special budgets for seminaries
A convention of seminary teachers and religious scholars on Sunday asked the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to allocate special funds for madrassas in their annual budgets. The convention, hosted...
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Sports activities get momentum in FATA with return of TDPs

Date: 07 May, 2017

    Sports activities get momentum in FATA with return of TDPs
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,...
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Free medical camp arranged in Kurram Agency

Date: 07 May, 2017

    Free medical camp arranged in Kurram Agency
The FATA Secretariat with the help of security forces arranged a free medical camp in Borki area of Kurram Agency on Saturday.
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  • 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.

  • 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 […]

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  • 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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