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Political leaders warn to block Pak-Afghan highway in protest for clean water to Khyber Agency

Date: 09 May, 2017

    Political leaders warn to block Pak-Afghan highway in protest for clean water to Khyber Agency
Political leaders of Khyber Agency on Tuesday warned to block the Pak-Afghan highway on Friday and announced boycott of anti-polio campaign in protest against suspension of clean drinking water...
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US state department proposes sending 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan

Date: 09 May, 2017

    US state department proposes sending 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, 09 May: According to media reports, the US state department and military high ups has proposed sending 3,000 more US troops to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban. According...
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US embassy leads Pakistani delegation to recycling, waste management trade expo

Date: 09 May, 2017

    US embassy leads Pakistani delegation to recycling, waste management trade expo
ISLAMABAD, 09 May: A member of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) joined a delegation of Pakistani companies from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Multan at Waste Expo 2017, in...
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Kurram Agency administration arrests 18 tribesmen for fighting during Jirga

Date: 09 May, 2017

    Kurram Agency administration arrests 18 tribesmen for fighting during Jirga
The Kurram Agency political administration on Tuesday arrested 18 tribesmen for fighting during a Jirga of tribal elders at Sadda Rest House
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Regi Lalma Cricket Club Wins All Khyber Agency Cricket Championship

Date: 09 May, 2017

    Regi Lalma Cricket Club Wins All Khyber Agency Cricket Championship
JAMRUD, 09 May: The Regi Lalma Cricket Club won the All Khyber Agency Cricket Championship here on Tuesday. The final of the cricket championship was played at the Ghariza...
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Pakistani nationals allowed to cross Torkham border without passport

Date: 09 May, 2017

    Pakistani nationals allowed to cross Torkham border without passport
Pakistan border authorities at Tokhram border crossing on Tuesday allowed Pakistani nationals, who were stranded on the Afghanistan side of having no valid documents, to cross the border on...
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LRH nurse’s dead body found inside hostel room in Peshawar

Date: 09 May, 2017

    LRH nurse’s dead body found inside hostel room in Peshawar
A nurse from Abbottabad apparently committed suicide at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) in Peshawar, police said on Tuesday
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North Waziristan IDPs protested suspension of repatriation process

Date: 09 May, 2017

    North Waziristan IDPs protested suspension of repatriation process
Score of elders of the Dande Darpakhel tribe of North Waziristan Agency (SWA) on Tuesday staged sit-ins in Peshawar and Bannu in protest against the suspension of the rehabilitation...
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Three injured in gas cylinder explosion in Mansehra

Date: 09 May, 2017

    Three injured in gas cylinder explosion in Mansehra
At least three people sustained burn injuries after a gas cylinder exploded at a market in Balakot tehsil of Mansehra here on Tuesday, police said
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KP private educational institutions to launch protests movement against Regulatory Authority

Date: 09 May, 2017

    KP private educational institutions to launch protests movement against Regulatory Authority
All the private educational institutions across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday announced to launch protests movement against the provincial government decision to establish Regulatory Authority for private educational institutions
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Private schools ordered to fix Rs 15,000 as minimum salaries for staff

Date: 09 May, 2017

    Private schools ordered to fix Rs 15,000 as minimum salaries for staff
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar on Tuesday ordered all the private schools to fix 15,000 rupees as minimum salaries for its staff. The board also...
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Traffic police shot dead young man over suspicion in Mardan

Date: 09 May, 2017

    Traffic police shot dead young man over suspicion in Mardan
After exchange of harsh words, a traffic police warden shot dead a young man over suspicion near College Chowk in Mardan here on Tuesday
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Fata Reforms

  • 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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