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AWKUM to be reopened after it gets new VC, says DIG Mardan

Date: 08 May, 2017

    AWKUM to be reopened after it gets new VC, says DIG Mardan
Deputy Inspector General, Mardan Region, Muhammad Alam Shinwari has said that the Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM) will remain closed till the appointment of a new full-time or...
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Private schools’ owners reject Regulatory Authority

Date: 08 May, 2017

    Private schools’ owners reject Regulatory Authority
Speaking at a joint news conference in Peshawar press club on Monday, representatives of National Education Council Pakistan, All Private Schools Association, Iqra School System, Fata Education Council and...
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Lawyers boycott courts proceedings across KP

Date: 08 May, 2017

    Lawyers boycott courts proceedings across KP
The legal fraternity of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa observed strike on Monday and boycotted courts’ proceedings to express solidarity with the legal community of Mardan district. Due to the lawyers’ boycott, large...
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Seminar arranged to create awareness regarding Thalassemia

Date: 08 May, 2017

    Seminar arranged to create awareness regarding Thalassemia
To create awareness among public about Thalassemia, a seminar was arranged by welfare organization, Hamza Foundation here in the Peshawar press club on Monday. Large number of Thalassemia patients and...
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Indian girl says Tahir married her forcibly

Date: 08 May, 2017

    Indian girl says Tahir married her forcibly
The story of the Indian girl, who has arrived in Pakistan to marry a boy from Buner, turned another twist on Monday after she claimed that Tahir Ali forcibly...
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Factory releasing poisonous gases in Hayatabad sealed

Date: 08 May, 2017

    Factory releasing poisonous gases in Hayatabad sealed
The district administration Peshawar has sealed the tissue paper manufacturing factory in the Hayatabad Industrial Estate for releasing poisonous gases. On the directives of the Deputy Commissioner Saqib Raza Aslam,...
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WSSP launches helpline for public complaints

Date: 08 May, 2017

    WSSP launches helpline for public complaints
In order to further improve its services and address public complaints in time, the Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSS) launched its helpline telephone number during a ceremony held...
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University continuous closure after Mashal’s death affecting students education

Date: 08 May, 2017

    University continuous closure after Mashal’s death affecting students education
The Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan could not be reopened even after 23 days of Mashal Khan’s death due to which the students have been feeling apprehensive about their...
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Afghan envoy disputes death of 50 Afghan soldiers in Chaman clash

Date: 08 May, 2017

    Afghan envoy disputes death of 50 Afghan soldiers in Chaman clash
Disputing the claims of Pakistan Army about the death of 50 Afghan soldiers in the clashes on Chaman border, Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal confirmed the deaths of...
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PPP, PSF hold protest demo against ‘malpractices’ of Kurram Agency admin

Date: 08 May, 2017

    PPP, PSF hold protest demo against ‘malpractices’ of Kurram Agency admin
The Fata chapters of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Peoples Student Federation (PSF) jointly organized a protest demonstration against the alleged malpractices of certain officials of the Kurram Agency...
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USAID funded energy research centre inaugurated at NUST

Date: 08 May, 2017

    USAID funded energy research centre inaugurated at NUST
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke and Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif today inaugurated a new research center at the National University of Sciences...
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Pakistan, Afghanistan agrees on geological survey to resolve border dispute

Date: 08 May, 2017

    Pakistan, Afghanistan agrees on geological survey to resolve border dispute
Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to conduct a geological survey to determine the border dispute at Chaman border. The geological survey will determine which border areas rightfully belong to...
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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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