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NA passes bill to curb electricity overbilling

Date: 21 Nov, 2017

    NA passes bill to curb electricity overbilling
The National Assembly has approved a new bill about power production, transmission and distribution under which three-year imprisonment will be awarded to staffers on overbilling.
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Interior minister extends deadline to end Islamabad sit-in

Date: 20 Nov, 2017

    Interior minister extends deadline to end Islamabad sit-in
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday announced an extension in the deadline for the eviction of a religious parties' sit-in from Islamabad's Faizabad Interchange.
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20 dead in accident between passenger van, coal truck in Khairpur

Date: 20 Nov, 2017

    20 dead in accident between passenger van, coal truck in Khairpur
As many as 20 people were killed while 60 others were injured on Monday morning as a passenger van rammed into a coal filled truck near Khairpur district...
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AIOU to offer free SSC courses to Fata, Balochistan students

Date: 20 Nov, 2017

    AIOU to offer free SSC courses to Fata, Balochistan students
Allama Iqbal Open University has announced to provide free secondary school certificate education to students of Federally Adiministred Tribal Areas and Balochistan.
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KP govt departments owes Rs600 million arrears to Pesco

Date: 20 Nov, 2017

    KP govt departments owes Rs600 million arrears to Pesco
Different departments of the provincial government owe Rs600 million arrears to the Peshawar Electric Supply Company, according to data provided by the electric company.
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Three-day polio drive kicks off in KP, FATA, Balochistan

Date: 20 Nov, 2017

    Three-day polio drive kicks off in KP, FATA,  Balochistan
The health departments of Khyber Pakthunkhwa and Balochistan has kicked off a three-day polio drive to vaccinate thousands of children against the crippling disease.
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PTI, JUI-S agree to prepare strategy for general elections

Date: 20 Nov, 2017

    PTI, JUI-S agree to prepare strategy for general elections
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) have agreed to devise a strategy to contest the next general elections jointly.
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Chief justice SC takes notice of 20 dead bodies found in Balochistan

Date: 19 Nov, 2017

    Chief justice SC takes notice of 20 dead bodies found in Balochistan
Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday took suo motu notice of the killing of 20 people in Balochistan whose bullet-riddled bodies were found in...
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Ishaq Dar likely to resign as finance minister

Date: 18 Nov, 2017

    Ishaq Dar likely to resign as finance minister
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is expected to resign from his post today (Saturday) as the government decided to replace him, according to media reports.
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Action against Faizabad protesters deferred till tomorrow

Date: 18 Nov, 2017

    Action against Faizabad protesters deferred till tomorrow
The residents of twin cities have to wait for another 24 hours to see their roads clear of protesters as Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday morning asked the...
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Operation against protesters in Islamabad postponed for 24 hours

Date: 18 Nov, 2017

    Operation against protesters in Islamabad postponed for 24 hours
Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday ordered the administration to give protestors blocking the Faizabad Interchange on the merging point of Rawalpindi and Islamabad 24 more hours to...
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Imran Khan announces to sack MNA Dawar Kundi from PTI

Date: 18 Nov, 2017

    Imran Khan announces to sack MNA Dawar Kundi from PTI
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has announced to expel Member National Assembly Dawar Khan Kundi from the party over violation of the party discipline.
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Fata Reforms

  • Proposal of extending IHC jurisdiction of FATA draws flak

    Efforts on national and local level are continuing since September, 2015 for brining administrative reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and abolition of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law. However, the reforms process could not be taken to its logical end due to differences among different political parties and groups over the mode […]

  • Political parties, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehrik press govt for early implementation of FATA reforms

    The issue of administrative reforms in FATA is being discussed on the national level for the last two years. However, the process has faced delays due to political and other differences. The FATA Political Alliance and Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek have started protests and sit-ins to pressurise the government to accelerate the reforms process and abolish the controversial Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law.

TDPs

  • PM Sehat Card scheme is yet to extend to five tribal agencies, FRs

    The federal government, in an attempt to provide free healthcare facilities, had launched Prime Minister Health Programme in December 2015. Under the project, deserving families, throughout the country, are able to spend Rs0.3 million per year on their treatment. Information collected from Fata Secretariat, PM Sehat Cards are being distributed among the needy families under […]

  • Govt approves Rs 1.16 billion for rehabilitations of FATA traders

    The federal government approved fund worth Rs1.16 billion for the second phase of reconstruction of war-torn Fata.The fund aimed at to rehabilitate small and medium businesses under a project titled ‘Economic Revitalization of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata’ (ERKF).The affected traders would be given financial assistance through Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (SMEDA).The government kicked off the second phase after it announced clearing militants from Fata.

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