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ICJ stays execution of Indian spy Jadhav till final verdict

Date: 18 May, 2017

    ICJ stays execution of Indian spy Jadhav till final verdict
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav until it makes a final judgment in the case.
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Suspension of Fata reforms bill disappoints tribesmen: Mushtaq Ahmad

Date: 18 May, 2017

    Suspension of Fata reforms bill disappoints tribesmen: Mushtaq Ahmad
Hitting hard at federal government for suspending Fata reforms package, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday said that government was not sincere with Fata people and deliberately keeping...
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Health workers demand professional allowance

Date: 18 May, 2017

    Health workers demand professional allowance
Health Employees Coordination Council (HECC) on Thursday staged a protest demonstration demanding health professional allowance for class-IV employees.
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Female teachers stage protest demo against non upgradation in Khyber Agency

Date: 18 May, 2017

    Female teachers stage protest demo against non upgradation in Khyber Agency
A large number of female teachers of Khyber Agency staged a protest demonstration and blocked Pak-Afghan road for traffic demanding upgradation of pay scales.
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Night Curfew imposed in Mohmand Agency

Date: 18 May, 2017

    Night Curfew imposed in Mohmand Agency
The political administration of Mohmand tribal agency bordering Afghanistan has imposed curfew in all parts of the district Mohmand except Prang Ghar tehsil due to security reasons, said...
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Two Pakistani embassy staffers to Afghanistan released after 3-hour detention

Date: 18 May, 2017

    Two Pakistani embassy staffers to Afghanistan released after 3-hour detention
Two Pakistani embassy staffers were held in Kabul by Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) under undisclosed circumstances.
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Students visit archaeological sites in Peshawar

Date: 18 May, 2017

    Students visit archaeological sites in Peshawar
International Museum Day was observed across the globe, including Pakistan on Thursday. Tourism Corporation Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP)
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Khursheed Shah hits out at govt for suspending Fata reforms bill

Date: 18 May, 2017

    Khursheed Shah hits out at govt for suspending Fata reforms bill
Opposition leader in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Thursday strongly condemned the suspension of Fata reforms bill in the lower house of the parliament.
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KP govt forms committee for revival of closed industrial units

Date: 18 May, 2017

    KP govt forms committee for revival of closed industrial units
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has formed a special committee for the revival of the closed industrial units in the province.
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Decision of FATA-KP merger should be left to provincial government: CM

Date: 18 May, 2017

    Decision of FATA-KP merger should be left to provincial government: CM
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak has said the 30th constitutional amendment bill and FATA Riwaj Act bill presented in the National Assembly is not fulfilling the objectives of...
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No talks with people who don’t recognise Constitution: Zehri

Date: 18 May, 2017

    No talks with people who don’t recognise Constitution: Zehri
Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri said on Wednesday that talks will not be held with those people who don’t recognise the Constitution of Pakistan.
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Participation of politicians in Jirgas banned in Bajaur

Date: 18 May, 2017

    Participation of politicians in Jirgas banned in Bajaur
The political administrant of Bajaur Agency has banned participation of politicians in Qaumi and other reconciliatory Jirgas.
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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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