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Bill seeking extension of SC, IHC jurisdiction to Fata tabled in NA

Date: 16 Sep, 2017

    Bill seeking extension of SC, IHC jurisdiction to Fata tabled in NA
The federal government on Friday introduced a Bill in the National Assembly to extend the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Islamabad High Court to the...
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Political alliance in South Waziristan protest against arrest of 50 Karmazkhel tribesmen

Date: 26 Aug, 2017

    Political alliance in South Waziristan protest against arrest of 50 Karmazkhel tribesmen
The All Parties Political Alliance on Friday staged a protest demonstration against arrest of 50 members of Karmazkhel tribe in South Waziristan.
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PM Abbasi seeks progress report over Fata reforms

Date: 21 Aug, 2017

    PM Abbasi seeks progress report over Fata reforms
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has sought progress report from the standing committee of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) over the much-debated reforms for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
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Khyber administration asks Malak Din Khel tribe to hand over 33 militants

Date: 26 Jul, 2017

    Khyber administration asks Malak Din Khel tribe to hand over 33 militants
Political administration has given eight days to Malak Din Khel tribesmen to hand over 33 militants to the political administration, or face action. The Malak Din Khel tribe elders...
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FCR has converted FATA into a prison: JI

Date: 20 Jul, 2017

    FCR has converted FATA into a prison: JI
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) ameer for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mushtaq Ahmed Khan said on Wednesday that the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law has converted FATA region into a prison.
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PML-N govt biggest hurdle in Fata reforms implementation: Chattan

Date: 06 Jul, 2017

    PML-N govt biggest hurdle in Fata reforms implementation: Chattan
Former Member of the National Assembly from Bajaur Agency, Akhuzada Chattan on Thursday alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government is the biggest hurdle in the implementation of...
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Couple killed in name of honor in Orakzai agency

Date: 12 Jun, 2017

    Couple killed in name of honor in Orakzai agency
A couple was killed in the name of honor in Samana area of Orakzai tribal agency on Monday, local sources told TNN. According to them, one Soorat Rahman allegedly shot...
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PYO rejects Rivaj Act for Fata, demands immediate merger with KP

Date: 26 May, 2017

    PYO rejects Rivaj Act for Fata, demands immediate merger with KP
The Peoples’ Youth Organization (PYO) has rejected the proposed Rivaj Act as an alternative for the existing Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and instead...
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Pro-FCR elders ask political admin not to allow rally on reforms

Date: 22 May, 2017

    Pro-FCR elders ask political admin not to allow rally on reforms
Pro-FCR elders of different tribes of Bajaur Agency have asked the political administration not to allow Fata Political Alliance to hold a public gathering and rally on Fata reforms...
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Polio workers kidnapping: FR Tank admin stops Khasadar Force’s salaries, development work under FCR

Date: 17 May, 2017

    Polio workers kidnapping: FR Tank admin stops Khasadar Force’s salaries, development work under FCR
Political administration of Frontier Region Tank on Wednesday stopped salaries of the Khasadar Force personnel and development work in the area of Wraspoon, sub-tribe of Bettani, under collective responsibility...
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NA body fails to evolve consensus on Riwaj Act in FATA

Date: 17 May, 2017

    NA body fails to evolve consensus on Riwaj Act in FATA
The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) on Tuesday failed to develop consensus on implementation of Riwaj Act 2017 in FATA.
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Bills on scrapping of FCR, introduction of Riwaj Act in FATA tabled in NA

Date: 16 May, 2017

    Bills on scrapping of FCR, introduction of Riwaj Act in FATA tabled in NA
Bills to repeal Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) and introduce Riwaj Act in FATA were tabled in the National Assembly on Monday.
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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 […]

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 […]

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