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Younis Khan Signals To Reconsider Retirement If PCB Needs Services

Date: 22 Apr, 2017

    Younis Khan Signals To Reconsider Retirement If PCB Needs Services
Pakistan’s star batsman Younis Khan has said that he might reconsider his retirement plans if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) still needs his services
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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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Sale And Use Of Traditional Pashto Music Instruments On Decline

Date: 06 Nov, 2016

    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 and...
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Free Of Cost Treatment Being Provided To Children With Cleft Lips, Palates At RMC Peshawar

Date: 23 Oct, 2016

    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...
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Transgender Paro Quits Dancing, Opens Boutique In Peshawar

Date: 11 Sep, 2016

    Transgender Paro Quits Dancing, Opens Boutique In Peshawar
After facing harassment from police and rude behaviour of the society, a transgender, Paro has decided to quit the profession of dancing at functions and opened a boutique in...
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Caution Needed In Handling Sacrificial Animals To Avoid Congo Fever: Dr Masoom Shah

Date: 28 Aug, 2016

    Caution Needed In Handling Sacrificial Animals To Avoid Congo Fever: Dr Masoom Shah
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has accelerated campaign to control the spread of Congo virus ahead of Eidul Azha. The Livestock Department Director Dr Masoom Shah in a special interview with...
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Local Skiing Sensation Seeks Sponsorship To Shine On International Level

Date: 14 Aug, 2016

    Local Skiing Sensation Seeks Sponsorship To Shine On International Level
Asmatullah Khan, a resident of Malam Jabba area of Swat, who has won 35 prizes in skiing, is selling tea a pikoras nowadays due lack of support from the...
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Farkhanda Jabeen, A Source Of Motivation For Women

Date: 07 Aug, 2016

    Farkhanda Jabeen, A Source Of Motivation For Women
Farkhanda Jabeen, a resident of Gulbahar area of Peshawar, is an expert in making artificial jewellery from brass wire, embroidery and tailoring. The 45-year-old widow is associated with this...
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PPP Wants FATA Merger With KP, Local Govt System In Tribal Areas: Chattan

Date: 31 Jul, 2016

    PPP Wants FATA Merger With KP, Local Govt System In Tribal Areas: Chattan
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) FATA chief says his party supports merger of the tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, local government system and right of appeal to the tribal...
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Shahi Gul Centre Providing Free Training To Women For Making Traditional Dresses In Chitral

Date: 24 Jul, 2016

    Shahi Gul Centre Providing Free Training To Women For Making Traditional Dresses In Chitral
The beautiful traditional women garments at Shahi Gul Centre in Anesh Killi area of Chital wore by the local girls and women add to the beauty of the tall...
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350,000 Stillbirths Reported In Pakistan Every Year

Date: 17 Jul, 2016

    350,000 Stillbirths Reported In Pakistan Every Year
Hameeda Bibi, a resident of Nizampur area of Nowshera, has lost her baby before giving birth to him due to heavy work and lack of care during pregnancy and...
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Social Taboo Major Contributor To High Infant Mortality Rate In KP

Date: 16 Jul, 2016

    Social Taboo Major Contributor To High Infant Mortality Rate In KP
By Salman Ahmad PESHAWAR, 16 July:According to Pakistan’s Demographic Health Survey 2013, every eleventh child dies before reaching the age of five, and 25 out of 1000 newborns die...
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More People To Be Included In BISP Beneficiaries List In October

Date: 03 Jul, 2016

    More People To Be Included In BISP Beneficiaries List In October
SADDA, 3 July: The beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) have said they are not receiving financial assistance from the government since the last few months. Some women...
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Tailors Minting Money Ahead Of Eid

Date: 02 Jul, 2016

    Tailors Minting Money Ahead Of Eid
Wearing of new clothes on the occasion of Eidul Fitr is considered essential part of the Eid celebrations and people of every age buy new clothes on the occasion. However,...
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Bird Keeper Provides Free Treatment For Sick Birds

Date: 29 Jun, 2016

    Bird Keeper Provides Free Treatment For Sick Birds
Bird keeping is not a popular hobby in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, mainly due to superstitious belief that keeping birds, especially pigeons, may bring bad luck and the practice is considered...
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Afghanistan: For Parents Of Missing Migrant, Silence Is Hardest Part

Date: 28 Jun, 2016

    Afghanistan: For Parents Of Missing Migrant, Silence Is Hardest Part
Imagine how it must feel when your 15-year-old son calls you from Iran and asks your permission to go to Europe. This was the situation facing Haji Ghulam Mohammad...
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KP Govt Yet To Improve Basic Health Services At Union Councils

Date: 28 Jun, 2016

    KP Govt Yet To Improve Basic Health Services At Union Councils
Civil society believes the health officials are not taking primary health issues seriously and as a result primary health is in bad shape, particularly maternal and child health.
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  • Younis Khan Signals To Reconsider Retirement If PCB Needs Services Younis-Khan

    LAHORE, 22 April: Pakistan’s star batsman Younis Khan has said that he might reconsider his retirement plans if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) still needs his services. While talking to Cricket Australia.com, Younis Khan said that the best time for retirement is when your fans still want you in the cricket grounds; however, he said […]

  • Getting CNICs Remains A Distant Dream For ‘disowned’ Transgender People In KP, FATA

    By Nabi Jan Orakzai, Khalida Niaz 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 […]

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Fata Reforms

  • Tribal People Waiting For Government’s Decision On Future Status Of FATA FATA, FATA REFORMS, FATA REFORMS COMMITTEE,FATA REFORMS COMMITTEE REPORT

    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 […]

  • 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 consultation with local people in each tribal agency of the region. The official committee headed by the prime minister’s adviser Sartaj Aziz presented the reforms proposals […]

TDPs

  • 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 […]

  • Tribal Farmers Seek Early Revival Of Agriculture Sector In Areas Of Return Kurram-Agency

    Nature has done great favors to the tribal areas of Pakistan. From high mountain peaks which get covered with snow in winter, to streams of fresh gushing water, from thick diyar forests to reservoir of millions of tons minerals, Fata has everything needed for the economic uplift of an area. In addition to all these, […]

  • Winter Multiplies Miseries Of Homeless TDPs Fata, TDPs, TDPs repatriation, winter season and IDPs/TDPs

    As per the numbers of FDMA, more than 82,000 families were displaced from their homes after the launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan. Out of these registered families, about 60,000 families have been sent to their homes. But due to inadequate arrangements by the government, the returned tribesmen are facing numerous problems. Most of […]

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