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  • Proposal of extending IHC jurisdiction of FATA draws flak Efforts on national and local level are continuing since September, 2015 for brining administrative reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and abolition of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR)...
  • Political parties, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehrik press govt for early implementation of FATA reforms The issue of administrative reforms in FATA is being discussed on the national level for the last two years. However, the process has faced delays due to political and other differences. The FATA Political Alliance and Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek have started protests and sit-ins to pressurise the government to accelerate the reforms process and abolish the controversial Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law....
  • FATA reforms process gets momentum after the election of PM Abbasi The FATA reforms process which was initiated in 2015 saw delays due to differences among different political parties over the mode of reforms as well as the confused approach adopted by the government towards the issue.The government had apparently put the issue on the back burner until new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his cabinet revived the process and directions were issued on 13 September, 017 to bring a new draft law in place of Riwaj Act....
  • 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....

FATA Reforms

Proposal of extending IHC jurisdiction of FATA draws flak

Date: 04 Nov, 2017

    Proposal of extending IHC jurisdiction of FATA draws flak
Efforts on national and local level are continuing since September, 2015 for brining administrative reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and abolition of the Frontier Crimes Regulation...
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Political parties, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehrik press govt for early implementation of FATA reforms

Date: 13 Oct, 2017

    Political parties, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehrik press govt for early implementation of FATA reforms
The issue of administrative reforms in FATA is being discussed on the national level for the last two years. However, the process has faced delays due to political and...
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FATA reforms process gets momentum after the election of PM Abbasi

Date: 10 Oct, 2017

    FATA reforms process gets momentum after the election of PM Abbasi
The FATA reforms process which was initiated in 2015 saw delays due to differences among different political parties over the mode of reforms as well as the confused approach...
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FATA Reforms: Registration of undocumented FATA land is uphill task for govt  

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    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...
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Future of FATA reforms in wake of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification

Date: 15 Aug, 2017

    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...
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FATA reforms bill suspended over the question of merger and Riwaj Act

Date: 21 Jul, 2017

    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....
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Budgetary allocation and Fata Reforms

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    Budgetary allocation and Fata Reforms
People and political leaders of various parties in tribal areas have expressed their disappointment over allocation of Rs26.90 billion for fiscal year 2017-18 for Fata. Terming the budget insufficient...
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The pros and cons of extending superior courts to FATA

Date: 30 May, 2017

    The pros and cons of extending superior courts to FATA
The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been kept away from the country’s judicial system under Article 247 of the Constitution of Pakistan and all kinds of disputes are...
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Political parties, people of KP favour immediate merger of FATA with the province

Date: 15 May, 2017

    Political parties, people of KP favour immediate merger of FATA with the province
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and a number of political parties have expressed reservations over the draft of the FATA reforms by the federal cabinet. KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak...
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Reforms recommendations in the eyes of FATA people

Date: 06 May, 2017

    Reforms recommendations in the eyes of FATA people
After a long struggle against the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and administrative structure of FATA, the federal cabinet on 2 March, 2017 approved the proposals of FATA Reforms Committee....
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Delay in the passage of reforms bill from parliament draws criticism from FATA people  

Date: 22 Apr, 2017

    Delay in the passage of reforms bill from parliament draws criticism from FATA people  
The existing Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has always been under criticism from different quarters, while the successive governments also brought some...
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Future of Jirga system after implementation of FATA reforms

Date: 24 Mar, 2017

    Future of Jirga system after implementation of FATA reforms
Under the Pakhtun traditions, a Jirga is an assembly of tribal elders to resolve problems and disputes among rival parties. The Jirga system is in vogue in FATA since...
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Fata Reforms

  • Proposal of extending IHC jurisdiction of FATA draws flak

    Efforts on national and local level are continuing since September, 2015 for brining administrative reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and abolition of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law. However, the reforms process could not be taken to its logical end due to differences among different political parties and groups over the mode […]

  • Political parties, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehrik press govt for early implementation of FATA reforms

    The issue of administrative reforms in FATA is being discussed on the national level for the last two years. However, the process has faced delays due to political and other differences. The FATA Political Alliance and Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek have started protests and sit-ins to pressurise the government to accelerate the reforms process and abolish the controversial Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law.

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  • PM Sehat Card scheme is yet to extend to five tribal agencies, FRs

    The federal government, in an attempt to provide free healthcare facilities, had launched Prime Minister Health Programme in December 2015. Under the project, deserving families, throughout the country, are able to spend Rs0.3 million per year on their treatment. Information collected from Fata Secretariat, PM Sehat Cards are being distributed among the needy families under […]

  • Govt approves Rs 1.16 billion for rehabilitations of FATA traders

    The federal government approved fund worth Rs1.16 billion for the second phase of reconstruction of war-torn Fata.The fund aimed at to rehabilitate small and medium businesses under a project titled ‘Economic Revitalization of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata’ (ERKF).The affected traders would be given financial assistance through Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (SMEDA).The government kicked off the second phase after it announced clearing militants from Fata.

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