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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....
  • 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...
  • 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 resolved...
  • 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 says...

FATA Reforms

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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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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Govt criticized for delaying approval of proposed reforms in FATA

Date: 23 Feb, 2017

    Govt criticized for delaying approval of proposed reforms in FATA
PESHAWAR: Different governments have made attempts since the creation of Pakistan in 1947 to bring reforms in the administrative system of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), but the...
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Tribal people waiting for government’s decision on future status of FATA

Date: 18 Jan, 2017

    Tribal people waiting for government’s decision on future status of FATA
Since the beginning of consultations for the reforms process by the government, the political parties, social organisations and tribal elders and youth are actively raising their voice in support...
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Tribal People are uncertain about the proposed local bodies polls in 2017

Date: 13 Dec, 2016

    Tribal People are uncertain about the proposed local bodies polls in 2017
Efforts are being underway to introduce reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on official level and the tribal population is also participating in the process by providing...
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The proposed Riwaj Act to keep FATA status as male dominant region

Date: 24 Nov, 2016

    The proposed Riwaj Act to keep FATA status as male dominant region
The FATA reforms committee formed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has recommended a number of reforms in the administrative, judicial and political structure of the tribal areas after having...
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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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