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Govt slashes petrol, diesel prices by Rs 1.5/litre for July

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    Govt slashes petrol, diesel prices by Rs 1.5/litre for July
The federal government on Friday announced a reduction in the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 1.5/litre for the month of July
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ASI suspended over negligence, poor performance in Mardan

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    ASI suspended over negligence, poor performance in Mardan
The Mardan District Police Officer (DPO) Mian Saeed on Friday suspended an Assistant Sub-Inspector and in charge of a police outpost in Hathian area of Londkhwar police station over...
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OFID approves $50m loan for FATA development program

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    OFID approves $50m loan for FATA development program
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC,) Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed a US$50m loan agreement with Pakistan for the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of the Federally...
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Women’s rights activist Tabassum Adnan attacked in Swat

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    Women’s rights activist Tabassum Adnan attacked in Swat
Well-known women’s rights activist, Tabassum Adnan survived a murder attack as unknown persons opened firing at her in Swat; however, fortunately, she remained unhurt in the attack
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Police arrests 80 people during raid on musical program in Lakki Marwat

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    Police arrests 80 people during raid on musical program in Lakki Marwat
At least 80 people including singers were arrested during police raid on a musical program in the sensitive Shah Hassankhel area of Lakki Marwat district
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LHC takes notice of torture on MNA Jamshed Dasti

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    LHC takes notice of torture on MNA Jamshed Dasti
The Lahore High Court (LHC) has taken notice of alleged torture on Member National Assembly Jamshed Dasti by Punjab Police.
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Sri Lanka agrees to send team for ODI, T20 series in Pakistan

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    Sri Lanka agrees to send team for ODI, T20 series in Pakistan
The Sri Lankan cricket team will visit Pakistan for one-day international (ODI) and Twenty20 series in the end of this year.
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Avalanche kills one tourist, injures two others in Naran

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    Avalanche kills one tourist, injures two others in Naran
A tourist has died while two others sustained injuries when they came under an avalanche in Naran area of Mansehra on Thursday.
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Six PDA officials suspended over negligence in duties during Eid

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    Six PDA officials suspended over negligence in duties during Eid
The Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) has suspended six officials over negligence in duties during Eid.
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Post-repatriation opportunities and challenges of Technical education in FATA

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    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...
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COAS arrives in Parachinar to meet relatives of blasts victims

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    COAS arrives in Parachinar to meet relatives of blasts victims
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday arrived in Kurram Agency to meet the relatives of Parachinar twin blasts victims.
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Fast bowler Yasir Shah from Charsadda joins Lahore Qalandars

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    Fast bowler Yasir Shah from Charsadda joins Lahore Qalandars
Yasir Shah, a fast bowler hailing from Charsadda, has joined Lahore Qalandars.
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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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