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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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10 drivers arrested for helping illegal Afghans to cross into Pakistan

Date: 19 Jul, 2016

    10 drivers arrested for helping illegal Afghans to cross into Pakistan
The political administration of Kurram Agency has arrested 10 drivers on charges of helping Afghan nationals to enter Pakistan illegally. Assistant Political Agent Parachinar Shahid Ali Shah said they had...
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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 […]

  • Govt criticized for delaying approval of proposed reforms in FATA

    PESHAWAR: Different governments have made attempts since the creation of Pakistan in 1947 to bring reforms in the administrative system of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), but the reforms were never implemented in letter and spirit. Efforts for reforms in FATA got momentum once again when FATA parliamentarians submitted a bill in the National […]

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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