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Nisar Orders Inquiry Into Parachinar Blast Despite Prior Warnings

Date: 24 Jan, 2017

    Nisar Orders Inquiry Into Parachinar Blast Despite Prior Warnings
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has ordered inquiry into the bomb blast in Parachinar, Kurram Agency despite prior information about threat of a terrorist activity in the area. The minister told Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on telephone on Monday that the Interior Ministry had issued an alert...
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Two Brothers Shot Dead In Bajaur

Date: 24 Jan, 2017

    Two Brothers Shot Dead In Bajaur
Two brothers have been killed in a firing incident in Khar tehsil of Bajaur Agency. The political administration said 25-year-old Zaheerullah and 15-year-old Adnan were travelling to their home in a vehicle on Monday evening when unknown armed men opened fire on them in Farsh Tangi area, leaving both of...
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Feeder At Mallagori Grid Station, Power Generator In Sheringal Inaugurated

Date: 24 Jan, 2017

    Feeder At Mallagori Grid Station, Power Generator In Sheringal Inaugurated
A new power feeder in Mallagori grid station of Khyber Agency and 500-KV power generator in Sheringal, Upper Dir were inaugurated on Monday. Members of National Assembly Al-Haaj Shah Jee Gul Afridi and Sajid Hussain Turi inaugurated the Mallagori feeder. Tribal Electric Supply Company (TESCO) chief Zakaullah Gandapur, tribal elders...
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Three Children Die Of Measles In Mohmand Agency

Date: 24 Jan, 2017

    Three Children Die Of Measles In Mohmand Agency
Three children have died of measles in Heleemzai tehsil of Mohmand Agency during the last one week. The local people said the deceased children include eight-year-old son of Kamran, hailing from Barokhel area, Abdur Rehman, hailing from Babikhel, and another child from Ghazi Kor. The children of Mehroban Shah and...
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Reconciliatory Jirga Resolves 40-year Old Enmity In Bajaur

Date: 23 Jan, 2017

    Reconciliatory Jirga Resolves 40-year Old Enmity In Bajaur
Tribal elders, representatives from both the sides and large number of other people attended the jirga held in Naraza area of the Salarzai tehsil. Muhammad Yousuf and Sultan Zareen, elders of the warring groups announced to bury the hatchet and pardoned each other. They vowed to live in peace in...
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Baka Khel Elders Accuse DC, APA FR Bannu Of ‘selling’ Levy Posts

Date: 23 Jan, 2017

    Baka Khel Elders Accuse DC, APA FR Bannu Of ‘selling’ Levy Posts
Elders of the Baka Khel tribe leveled allegations of corruption on the Assistant Political Agent of FR Bannu in the appointments of Levy force. A jirga of the Baka Khel tribe was held here to register their anger and protest against the political administration for ignoring the candidates of Uthmanzai...
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Tribal Elders Protest Against ‘humiliating’ Attitude Of ACS Fata

Date: 23 Jan, 2017

    Tribal Elders Protest Against ‘humiliating’ Attitude Of ACS Fata
Tribal elders on Monday staged a boycott against what they called the humiliating attitude of the Additional Chief Secretary, Fata, Fida Muhammad Wazir. According to sources, a meeting regarding eradication of polio was underway in the official of Assistant Political Agent here in which a number of tribal elders were...
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Army Chief Visits Injured Of Parachinar Blast

Date: 22 Jan, 2017

    Army Chief Visits Injured Of Parachinar Blast
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday visited Parachinar and inquired after the health of the blast victims. According to Inter Service Public relations (ISPR), the army chief paid a visit to wounded persons of the Sabzi Mandi blast under treatment at the agency headquarters hospital and expressed sympathies....
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Jirga Settles 30-year Rivalry Between Two Families In Bajaur Agency

Date: 22 Jan, 2017

    Jirga Settles 30-year Rivalry Between Two Families In Bajaur Agency
A jirga comprising tribal elders and senior officials from political administration settled a 30-year-old enmity between two families, at a ceremony held in Khar on Sunday. The enmity between the Haji Lal Zameen and Ajab Gul families, started over water dispute, continued for about three decades claiming nine lives....
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Badminton Tournament Begins In Bajaur

Date: 22 Jan, 2017

    Badminton Tournament Begins In Bajaur
The badminton competitions have got underway at Benazir Bhutto Indoor Games Hall in Bajaur Agency. The opening ceremony of the games was held on Saturday during which Agency Surgeon Dr Abdul Haq inaugurated the event which has been dedicated to martyred polio worker Roohullah. In the first match, Red Star...
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BS Programme To Be Initiated At Koe Sher Haider College Next Year

Date: 22 Jan, 2017

    BS Programme To Be Initiated At Koe Sher Haider College Next Year
FATA Education Director Hashim Khan Afridi has announced to start Bachelor of Science (BS) Programme in Koe Sher Haider College in Bara, Khyber Agency from next year. Hashim Khan made this announcement while addressing a welcome party at the college organised by Khyber Students Union after a gap of eight...
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Governor Announces Compensation Package For Parachinar Blast Victims

Date: 22 Jan, 2017

    Governor Announces Compensation Package For Parachinar Blast Victims
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has announced compensation package for the victims of Saturday’s bomb blast in Parachinar area of Kurram Agency. According to a statement issued from the Governor Secretariat, the heirs of those who lost their lives in the blast will get Rs300,000 each, critically injured people...
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Work On Oil, Gas Exploration Underway In FATA With A Rapid Pace: Governor

Date: 22 Jan, 2017

    Work On Oil, Gas Exploration Underway In FATA With A Rapid Pace: Governor
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said work on five blocks out of 15 for oil and gas production in FATA has been completed. In an interview with the state-run TV, the governor said FATA has more oil and gas reserves than Sui area of Balochistan. He said according...
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Death Toll From Parachinar Blast Soars To 25

Date: 21 Jan, 2017

    Death Toll From Parachinar Blast Soars To 25
Death toll from Parachinar Sabzi Mandi blast has reached to 25 as three more persons succumbed to their injuries, says Assistant Political Agent Shahid Ali on Saturday. The political administration said that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted in fruit crate in a vegetable market in Parachinar, which...
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Old Enmity Claims Four Lives In South Waziristan

Date: 21 Jan, 2017

    Old Enmity Claims Four Lives In South Waziristan
At least four people were shot dead allegedly over an old enmity in South Waziristan Agency on Saturday. The clash took place in Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan Agency when a group opened indiscriminate firing on rival group
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20 Killed, Over 50 Injured In Parachinar Blast

Date: 21 Jan, 2017

    20 Killed, Over 50 Injured In Parachinar Blast
At least 12 people have lost their lives and over 50 others sustained injuries in a bomb blast in Parachinar, Kurram Agency. Officials at the Agency Headquarters Hospital said the condition of 10 injured people is critical and the death toll may increase.
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People Protest Against Long Hours Of Load-shedding In Ghalani

Date: 20 Jan, 2017

    People Protest Against Long Hours Of Load-shedding In Ghalani
The people of Mohmand Agency on Friday staged a protest demonstration and blocked the road in Ghalani against the hours-long electricity load-shedding in different parts of the Agency. The angry protesters blocked Peshawar-Bajaur Agency road for all kinds of traffic for more than an hour
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Two Tribal Elders Gunned Down In Orakzai Agency

Date: 20 Jan, 2017

    Two Tribal Elders Gunned Down In Orakzai Agency
At least two tribal elders were killed and six others wounded in a gun attack by unidentified armed men in Orakzai Agency on Friday. According to political administration, tribal elders was en route to participate in a jirga when unidentified armed men intercepted their vehicle near Darand Shekhan and opened...
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Man Arrested For Smuggling Foreign Currency At Torkham Border

Date: 20 Jan, 2017

    Man Arrested For Smuggling Foreign Currency At Torkham Border
LANDIKOTAL: The Khasadar force on Friday arrested a man for smuggling foreign currency from Pakistan Afghanistan at Torkham border. According to Shams-ul-Islam, Naib Tehsildar Torkham, the border security forces foiled
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South Waziristan Elders Condemn Women Tribal Jirga In Peshawar

Date: 20 Jan, 2017

    South Waziristan Elders Condemn Women Tribal Jirga In Peshawar
A tribal Jirga of South Waziristan Agency has slammed a women tribal Jirga which was organised in Peshawar few days ago. A Jirga of Mehsud tribe elders was held at the political compound on Thursday which was headed by Haji Saeed Anwar, Maulana Asamuddin and Brigadier (Retd) Qayyum Sher. Speakers...
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Polio Vaccination Campaign To Begin In Khyber Agency On Monday

Date: 20 Jan, 2017

    Polio Vaccination Campaign To Begin In Khyber Agency On Monday
The polio vaccination campaign, which was postponed in Khyber Agency last month, will begin from Monday. According to a statement issued from the office of the political agent, the officials of the administration, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) held...
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No Decision To Be Imposed On FATA People Against Their Will: Governor

Date: 20 Jan, 2017

    No Decision To Be Imposed On FATA People Against Their Will: Governor
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said on Thursday that reforms in FATA will be implemented after approval of the tribal population and no decision will be imposed on them. Talking to a delegation from Mohmand Agency at the Governor House in Peshawar, the governor assured that the tribal people...
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First Death Anniversary Of Tribal Journalist Mehboob Shah Afridi Observed

Date: 19 Jan, 2017

    First Death Anniversary Of Tribal Journalist Mehboob Shah Afridi Observed
The first death anniversary of slain journalist Mehboob Shah Afridi, the then president of the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ), was observed on Thursday. A condolence reference was held in the memory of the fallen journalist in his ancestral village in Qamber Khel area of Bara tehsil of Khyber...
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Tribesmen Complain About ‘indifferent’ Attitude Of Nadra Officials In Landi Kotal

Date: 19 Jan, 2017

    Tribesmen Complain About ‘indifferent’ Attitude Of Nadra Officials In Landi Kotal
Residents of Landi Kotal subdivision of Khyber Agency have complained that the officials at the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) office have been adopting indifferent attitude with the people visiting the office for obtaining their Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs). “The attitude of most of the officials at the...
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NBP Opens Islamic Banking Branch In Mohmand Agency

Date: 19 Jan, 2017

    NBP Opens Islamic Banking Branch In Mohmand Agency
The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has opened an Islamic banking branch in Mohmand Agency which will also have ATM facility. The Islamic banking Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief Saima Rahim and Mohmand Agency Political Agent Mehmood Aslam inaugurated the bank branch in Ghallanai, the headquarters of Mohmand Agency, on Wednesday.
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19 Schools Upgraded In South Waziristan

Date: 19 Jan, 2017

    19 Schools Upgraded In South Waziristan
The Education Department of FATA has upgraded 190 schools in South Waziristan Agency. Among the upgraded schools, 12 middle schools have been upgraded to high level, while seven high schools have been upgraded to higher secondary level. The local people have appreciated the government for upgrading the schools and urged...
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Pakhtun Women Countering Stereotypes To Learn Driving
Like other fields of life, women of Khyber Pakhtunhwa and FATA have also started learning driving and they are now fulfilling their needs of life without being dependent on male members of the family....
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Cricketer Muhammad Asif Praises Fata Players’ Talent
Pic by Hanifullah (1)Test cricket Muhammad Asif has said there is immense cricketing talent in the federally administered tribal areas (Fata) and if provided opportunities, players from Fata will be no match in the countr...
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Reconciliatory Jirga In Bajaur Resolves 36 Disputes In Two Years
Photo by the authorA reconciliatory body constituted by a former bureaucrat has succeeded in peacefully resolving as many as 36 tribal disputes during the past two years. Haji Said Ahmad Jan, who served as assistant po...
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Sale And Use Of Traditional Pashto Music Instruments On Decline
The manufacturing and use of traditional Pashto music instruments are on a decline due to increasing use of electronic gadgets and computer and internet technology. Traditional music like Tambal an...
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Free Of Cost Treatment Being Provided To Children With Cleft Lips, Palates At RMC Peshawar
Thousands of children are born with cleft lips and palates in Pakistan every year and parents of such children face many difficulties in their treatment. Doctors say the treatment of children born wit...
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