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WFP welcomes contribution from USA to support Pakistanis in need

Date: 24 Jun, 2017

    WFP welcomes contribution from USA to support Pakistanis in need
The most vulnerable people in Pakistan will continue to receive assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanks to a contribution of US$25 million from the United...
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Terror bid on Masjidul Haram in Saudi Arabia foiled

Date: 24 Jun, 2017

    Terror bid on Masjidul Haram in Saudi Arabia foiled
Saudi Arabia on Friday foiled a major attempt to carry out a terror attack on Masjidul Haram (Grand Mosque) in Makkah.
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Saudi King appoints Mohammad bin Salman as new crown prince

Date: 21 Jun, 2017

    Saudi King appoints Mohammad bin Salman as new crown prince
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud on Wednesday elevated his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as the new crown prince in a major reshuffle announced early on...
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Militants kill eight security guards in Afghanistan

Date: 20 Jun, 2017

    Militants kill eight security guards in Afghanistan
Militants opened indiscriminate fire and killed eight Afghan security guards in Bagram district of the Afghanistan's northern Parwan province, a spokesperson for the provincial governor told news agency on...
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Afghan soldier kills four US soldiers in Balkh

Date: 18 Jun, 2017

    Afghan soldier kills four US soldiers in Balkh
An Afghan soldier killed four US soldiers in Balkh province of Afghanistan on Saturday.
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China desires to mediate between Pakistan, Afghanistan to improve strained ties

Date: 13 Jun, 2017

    China desires to mediate between Pakistan, Afghanistan to improve strained ties
China has expressed a desire to play mediator role between Pakistan and Afghanistan to improve the strained bilateral ties
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Nawaz Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia to mediate Gulf crises

Date: 12 Jun, 2017

    Nawaz Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia to mediate Gulf crises
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday left for Saudi Arabia to mediate among the Gulf countries and help end the diplomatic crisis surrounding the region. Chief of Army Staff...
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Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to launch combined efforts to curb terrorism

Date: 11 Jun, 2017

    Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to launch combined efforts to curb terrorism
Pakistan and Afghanistan on Saturday agreed to make combined efforts to curb the menace of terrorism.
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Trump accuses Qatar of financing terrorism at high level

Date: 10 Jun, 2017

    Trump accuses Qatar of financing terrorism at high level
US President Donald Trump on Saturday, while endorsing Saudi Arabia and its allies move, accused Qatar of financing terrorism at a very high level
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Pakistan gets full membership of SCO

Date: 10 Jun, 2017

    Pakistan gets full membership of SCO
Pakistan has been granted full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
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PM Nawaz, Ghani meet in Astana on sidelines of SCO

Date: 09 Jun, 2017

    PM Nawaz, Ghani meet in Astana on sidelines of SCO
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Maulana Fazalullah and other militants have operating their networks from across the...
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One killed, several injured in attacks on Iran’s parliament, Khomeini’s mausoleum

Date: 07 Jun, 2017

    One killed, several injured in attacks on Iran’s parliament, Khomeini’s mausoleum
At least one person was killed and several others wounded in two separate incidents after armed men stormed Iranian parliament building and the mausoleum of revolutionary founder Ayatullah Khomeini
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FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

  • Climate change remains a cloud on horizon in KP

    Unexpected heatwaves, floods, incessant deforestation and irregular urbanisation have rendered K-P extremely vulnerable to climate change.
    The average temperature of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has increased alarmingly by one degree Celsius since 2005 to 2015

  • Construction of security wall around Hayatabad hinders children’s education

    A dweller of Tajabad, Muhammad Riaz had no other option but to drop his two children from the primary school in Phase-III. “My sons were enrolled in the government primary school but after the construction of the boundary wall, it is almost difficult for them to reach school in time. Being a poor person, I cannot afford to arrange private transport for their pick and drop. I am totally clueless what to do,” a worried Riaz says

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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. […]

  • Reforms recommendations in the eyes of FATA people FATA Reforms, FATA, FCR, Reforms recommendations

    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. The main feature of the reforms package is scraping of FCR and replacing it with Riwaj Act under which a judge of the court will be […]

  • 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 the known history and it is still the most effective tool to resolve disputes or issues. People also resort to Jirga system in FATA due to […]

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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