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Trains stopped after drivers’ strike in Peshawar

Date: 23 Jul, 2017

    Trains stopped after drivers’ strike in Peshawar
Like other parts of the country, all trains have been stopped in Peshawar after a strike from the Train Drivers Association in favor of their demands. Passengers landed into...
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Deadline expires for Pakistani transporters to travel Afghanistan on CNIC

Date: 04 Apr, 2017

    Deadline expires for Pakistani transporters to travel Afghanistan on CNIC
Deadline expired for Pakistani transporters to travel to Afghanistan through Torkham border on original Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) as hundred of transporters remain stranded in Afghanistan.
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Tractor drivers’ union stages protest demonstration in Bannu

Date: 01 Apr, 2017

    Tractor drivers’ union stages protest demonstration in Bannu
The tractor-troley drivers’ union here on Saturday staged a protest demonstration against the district administration and police for banning loaded tractor-trolleys to enter into the Bannu city at day...
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Transporters protested against passport condition at Torkham border

Date: 26 Mar, 2017

    Transporters protested against passport condition at Torkham border
Score of transporters, local politicians, truck drivers and tribals on Sunday staged a protest demonstration in Landikotal bazaar to demand withdrawal of the passport and visa condition set for...
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Transporters, drivers protest for not allowing entry into Afghanistan without passport

Date: 23 Mar, 2017

    Transporters, drivers protest for not allowing entry into Afghanistan without passport
Score of Pakistani transporters, truck drivers and local politicians on Thursday staged a protest demonstration against Afghan authorities’ decision requiring Pakistani truckers to show the passport before crossing the...
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Passport, visa condition imposed on Afghan cleaners of vehicles travelling to Pakistan

Date: 20 Jan, 2017

    Passport, visa condition imposed on Afghan cleaners of vehicles travelling to Pakistan
The condition of visa and passport for the cleaners travelling to Pakistan via Torkham border of Khyber Agency with Afghan transporters has been imposed again. The border officials said the...
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3 FC personnel involved in firing on drivers in Kohistan arrested

Date: 25 Dec, 2016

    3 FC personnel involved in firing on drivers in Kohistan arrested
Police have arrested three Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel and registered a case against them after the death of a driver in a firing incident in Kamela Bazaar of Kohistan...
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Rickshaw drivers protest against police torture on colleague

Date: 01 Dec, 2016

    Rickshaw drivers protest against police torture on colleague
Rickshaw drivers on Thursday staged a protest demonstration outside the Peshawar press club against the alleged torture of traffic police personnel on one of their fellow drivers. The protesters alleged...
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Kidnapped truck drivers released in South Waziristan

Date: 16 Nov, 2016

    Kidnapped truck drivers released in South Waziristan
Three truck drivers, who were kidnapped from South Waziristan Agency in September, have been released. Unknown militants had set fire to trucks carrying apples towards Dera Ismail Khan on the...
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Transporters protest against kidnapping of drivers in South Waziristan

Date: 07 Oct, 2016

    Transporters protest against kidnapping of drivers in South Waziristan
The transporters of South Waziristan on Thursday staged protest in Wana Bazaar against the incident of kidnapping of truck drivers and setting fire to trucks in Sewano Dag area...
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Visa condition waived off for truckers on Torkham border

Date: 01 Oct, 2016

    Visa condition waived off for truckers on Torkham border
Pakistani authorities on Saturday finally agreed to allow Afghan truck drivers to cross the Torkham border without valid travel documents after holding extended negotiations with their Afghan counterparts. The meeting...
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Ahmadzai Wazir tribesmen protest against torching of trucks, abduction of drivers

Date: 29 Sep, 2016

    Ahmadzai Wazir tribesmen protest against torching of trucks, abduction of drivers
The Ahmadzai Wazir tribesmen on Thursday took to streets to protest against the torching of fruits-laden trucks and abduction of drivers by unknown militants. The protesters including tribal elders, traders,...
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Fata Reforms

  • Future of FATA reforms in wake of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification

    The reforms process in FATA was initiated two years back on the direction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Recently the former cabinet of Nawaz Sharif had also approved the recommendations of FATA Reforms Committee.

    However, the cabinet was also dissolved with the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Panama Papers case of 28 July, 2017. The reforms process earlier faced hindrances due to opposition by certain political parties. The disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and dissolution of the federal cabinet has served as a fresh blow to the already fragile reforms process.

  • FATA reforms bill suspended over the question of merger and Riwaj Act

    The FATA reforms process is again facing suspension since May this year mainly due to differences among the FATA parliamentarians over the mode of reforms in the tribal areas. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Member National Assembly from South Waziristan Agency Muhammad Jamaluddin says the parliamentarians are having different opinion on the question of merger with Khyber […]

  • The pros and cons of extending superior courts to FATA

    The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been kept away from the country’s judicial system under Article 247 of the Constitution of Pakistan and all kinds of disputes are resolved under the centuries-old tribal system. The ongoing reforms process not only aims at bringing the tribal region into the national mainstream, but also bringing FATA […]

TDPs

  • Families suffer from lack of internet and mobile services in areas of return

    Following repatriation to natives towns, the returned families especially youth have been facing immense problems due to unavailability of internet and 3G services in tribal agencies. Though tribes seem satisfied with pace of reconstruction and rehabilitation process but what concern them is the non-availability of cellular phones, internet services that concern the tribal people especially […]

  • Post-repatriation opportunities and challenges of Technical education in FATA

    The government has allocated Rs 600 million to promote technical education and enroll maximum students at technical educational institutions in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The amount is said to be spent on construction of new technical institutes, make the closed institute functional and equip them with modern facilities. This was revealed by Fata Development […]

  • BISP to be extended to North and South Waziristan soon

    The government of Pakistan launched BISP in 2008 to provide financial assistance to destitute families. So far, around 5.4 women have been benefited from this program by getting Rs4500 every three months. Like other parts of the country, this program has also been extended to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). This women centric program has […]

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