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  • PATA residents yet to benefit from Right to Information Act The people of seven districts of Malakand division and Kohistan are complaining that being the equal citizens of the country, it is their basic right to have access to information of public importance as like other inhabitants of rest of the province....
  • Government fails to control monopoly of private educational institutions The previous ANP-led government had prepared a draft for establishing a regulatory body for the private educational institutions but it could not make legislation. The incumbent PTI-led coalition government had also promised to establish a regulatory body in the province but despite of passage of four years, it yet to materialize the pledge....
  • Getting CNICs remains a distant dream for ‘disowned’ transgender people in KP, FATA The ruling of the Lahore High Court directing the federal government to include a separate column for trans people in the form being used in the ongoing Census process in the country, has sparked jubilation among the community members but at the same time fears still persist among them that a good number of their colleagues may not be counted since they do not possess Computerized National Identity Cards...
  • Suicide or murder ? mystery behind the deaths of women remains unresolved in Swat According to official records of police and data compiled by rights organizations, the practice of self-annihilation in the valley has reached to an alarming level particularly among womenfolk. The data collected by this scribe shows that as many as 370 women have committed suicides during the last three years in Swat...
  • ‘Having trans children is matter of shame for parents in FATA’ Sohana was 12,when she realized that she was not respected as a human being in her native village in Kurram tribal agency because of her gender. Therefore, she left her village for Peshawar to live a free and decent life with other trans people.She was fed up with the harsh attitude of her father and brothers...

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PATA residents yet to benefit from Right to Information Act

Date: 15 May, 2017

    PATA residents yet to benefit from Right to Information Act
The people of seven districts of Malakand division and Kohistan are complaining that being the equal citizens of the country, it is their basic right to have access to...
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Government fails to control monopoly of private educational institutions

Date: 01 May, 2017

    Government fails to control monopoly of private educational institutions
The previous ANP-led government had prepared a draft for establishing a regulatory body for the private educational institutions but it could not make legislation. The incumbent PTI-led coalition government...
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Getting CNICs remains a distant dream for ‘disowned’ transgender people in KP, FATA

Date: 02 Apr, 2017

    Getting CNICs remains a distant dream for ‘disowned’ transgender people in KP, FATA
The ruling of the Lahore High Court directing the federal government to include a separate column for trans people in the form being used in the ongoing Census process...
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Suicide or murder ? mystery behind the deaths of women remains unresolved in Swat

Date: 30 Mar, 2017

    Suicide or murder ? mystery behind the deaths of women remains unresolved in Swat
According to official records of police and data compiled by rights organizations, the practice of self-annihilation in the valley has reached to an alarming level particularly among womenfolk. The data...
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‘Having trans children is matter of shame for parents in FATA’

Date: 20 Mar, 2017

    ‘Having trans children is matter of shame for parents in FATA’
Sohana was 12,when she realized that she was not respected as a human being in her native village in Kurram tribal agency because of her gender. Therefore, ...
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From sowing to harvesting, women look after marijuana crops in Khyber Agency

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    From sowing to harvesting, women look after marijuana crops in Khyber Agency
Tirah Maidan area of Bara sub-division in Khyber Agency is known for hashish production and many people in the area are directly or indirectly associated with this business.
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Increasing Bride Price (Walwar) Deprives Poor tribesmen From Entering Into Marriage In Kurram Agency

Date: 23 Feb, 2017

    Increasing Bride Price (Walwar) Deprives Poor tribesmen From Entering Into Marriage In Kurram Agency
By Ali Afzal, Mahrukh Jabeen, Women are regarded as a symbol of dignity and respect in the tribal society of Pakistan. It is mainly due to the teachings of...
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‘Forestation can check climate change impacts’

Date: 07 Feb, 2017

    ‘Forestation can check climate change impacts’
Global warming or climate change is the increase in the average temperature of the earth which is being observed during the past few years. Experts have largely been attributing...
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White Palace – One of the best tourism sites in scenic Swat Valley

Date: 02 Feb, 2017

    White Palace – One of the best tourism sites in scenic Swat Valley
The name “White Palace” has been given to it due to the white marbles used in its construction. The marbles used in the building are the same as used...
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Pakhtun women countering stereotypes to learn driving

Date: 08 Jan, 2017

    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...
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Cricketer Muhammad Asif praises Fata players’ talent

Date: 15 Nov, 2016

    Cricketer Muhammad Asif praises Fata players’ talent
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...
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Reconciliatory jirga in Bajaur resolves 36 disputes in two years

Date: 13 Nov, 2016

    Reconciliatory jirga in Bajaur resolves 36 disputes in two years
A 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...
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  • PATA residents yet to benefit from Right to Information Act

    The people of seven districts of Malakand division and Kohistan are complaining that being the equal citizens of the country, it is their basic right to have access to information of public importance as like other inhabitants of rest of the province.

  • Government fails to control monopoly of private educational institutions

    The previous ANP-led government had prepared a draft for establishing a regulatory body for the private educational institutions but it could not make legislation. The incumbent PTI-led coalition government had also promised to establish a regulatory body in the province but despite of passage of four years, it yet to materialize the pledge.

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Fata Reforms

  • Delay in the passage of reforms bill from parliament draws criticism from FATA people   FATA, FATA Reforms, Reforms Committtee, FCR

    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 changes in the controversial British-era law – the most important being the right to franchise in 1996 and political parties act extension to FATA in 2011. […]

  • 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 of particular set of reforms. When Members of the National Assembly from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) submitted the 22nd constitutional amendment bill in the Lower […]

  • Tribal People are uncertain about the proposed local bodies polls in 2017 FATA,FATA Reforms, Local Government 2017 in FATA

    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 their input from time to time on the issue concerning their future governing system. The Fata reforms committed led by Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Prime Minister […]

TDPs

  • Sports activities get momentum in FATA with return of TDPs FATA, TDPs, TDPs Repatriation, Sports

    Like other activities of life, sports activities also came to a halt in FATA due to law and order issues and the sports grounds presented a deserted look. However, the situation changed swiftly after the return of local people and now the political administration, FATA Secretariat and people in their private capacity are organising sports […]

  • Matriculation exams conducted successfully amid repatriation, rehabilitation of TDPs in FATA

    After years of displacement and reconstruction in tribal areas, the government successfully conducted matriculation exams in FATA this year. The FATA people were jubilant over holding of matric exams in their areas after a long time However, the students from Mehsuds-inhabited areas of South Waziristan Agency had to attend their exam in Dera Ismail Khan […]

  • TDPs decry lack of facilities at ration, registration centers across FATA,KP FATA, TDPs, IDPs, IDPs Repatriation

    The repatriation process of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) has entered its final stage. According to the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), majority of the displaced families have so far been repatriated but still there are thousands of households who are still waiting for government’s approval to return […]

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