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Six killed as suicide bombers storm state television in Afghanistan

Date: 17 May, 2017

    Six killed as suicide bombers storm state television in Afghanistan
At least six people were killed after suicide bombers of Islamic State stormed the state television station in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city on Wednesday.
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PCB bans cricketer Mohammad Nawaz for two months

Date: 17 May, 2017

    PCB bans cricketer Mohammad Nawaz for two months
Pakistan Cricket Board has banned left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz for period of two months for violating its anti-corruption code on Wednesday.
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Polio workers kidnapping: FR Tank admin stops Khasadar Force’s salaries, development work under FCR

Date: 17 May, 2017

    Polio workers kidnapping: FR Tank admin stops Khasadar Force’s salaries, development work under FCR
Political administration of Frontier Region Tank on Wednesday stopped salaries of the Khasadar Force personnel and development work in the area of Wraspoon, sub-tribe of Bettani, under collective responsibility...
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Motorcycle riding banned in Khyber Agency

Date: 17 May, 2017

    Motorcycle riding banned in Khyber Agency
Political administration of Khyber Agency on Wednesday imposed ban on motorcycle riding in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency following target killing of a Levies Force personnel last night.
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Army Public School and College foundation laid in Parachinar

Date: 17 May, 2017

    Army Public School and College foundation laid in Parachinar
The foundation stone of the Army Public School and College has been laid in Parachinar, Kurram Agency on Wednesday
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KP govt asks centre to start reconstruction work on Bahrain-Kalam Road

Date: 17 May, 2017

    KP govt asks centre to start reconstruction work on Bahrain-Kalam Road
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Wednesday sent another reminder to the federal government to start construction work on Bahrain-Kalam road
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Mashal Khan’s father seeks protection for daughters

Date: 17 May, 2017

    Mashal Khan’s father seeks protection for daughters
Muhammad Iqbal Jan, the father of Mashal Khan, during of the Mardan university lynching case on Wednesday, told the three-judge bench of Supreme Court demanded that the case be...
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PTI workers stage protest against power outages in Peshawar

Date: 17 May, 2017

    PTI workers stage protest against power outages in Peshawar
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers on Wednesday registered a protest demonstration in front of Wapda house in Peshawar against the prolonged electricity load shedding and overbilling.
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Four more militants executed at KP jail: ISPR

Date: 17 May, 2017

    Four more militants executed at KP jail: ISPR
Four more hardcore militants of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have been executed at a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.
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10 family members injured as truck fall into ravine in Kohistan

Date: 17 May, 2017

    10 family members injured as truck fall into ravine in Kohistan
At least 10 people of the same family sustained injuries as a truck fell into a deep ravine in Kohistan area of Upper Dir here on Wednesday. Police said that...
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Several pensioners go without pay since three months in Mohmand Agency

Date: 17 May, 2017

    Several pensioners go without pay since three months in Mohmand Agency
Several retired government employees in Mohmand Agency are faced with financial crisis as they were not being paid their pension since last three months.
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NA body fails to evolve consensus on Riwaj Act in FATA

Date: 17 May, 2017

    NA body fails to evolve consensus on Riwaj Act in FATA
The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) on Tuesday failed to develop consensus on implementation of Riwaj Act 2017 in FATA.
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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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