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Pervez Khattak asks federal government to take KP government on board in Fata reforms process

Date: 06 Mar, 2017

    Pervez Khattak asks federal government to take KP government on board in Fata reforms process
Welcoming the federal cabinet approval of the Fata Reforms Committee’s recommendations, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak asked the federal government to address what he called ‘anomalies’ in the...
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Transgender community to be included in next population census

Date: 09 Jan, 2017

    Transgender community to be included in next population census
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed the federal government and other relevant quarters to include the transgender community in the next national census starting in March. The court...
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PMLN, Fata announces to hold rally in favor of Fata merger in KP

Date: 07 Jan, 2017

    PMLN, Fata announces to hold rally in favor of Fata merger in KP
Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Fata chapter has announced to take out a rally in Peshawar on Jan 10 to put pressure on its party leadership to expedite the Fata...
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SC orders government to hold population census from March 15 to May 15

Date: 01 Dec, 2016

    SC orders government to hold population census from March 15 to May 15
The Supreme Court has directed the federal government to hold population census in the country within two months from March 15 to May 15, 2017. A three-member bench of the...
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Property dealers protest against 25% raise in transfer fee

Date: 22 Nov, 2016

    Property dealers protest against 25% raise in transfer fee
To protest against the 25 percent increase in the tax levied on transfer of immovable properties, people associated with the real estate business staged a protest demonstration here outside...
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KP government finalizes list of 24 demands to sent to Center for province’s rights

Date: 14 Nov, 2016

    KP government finalizes list of 24 demands to sent to Center for province’s rights
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has prepared a list of 24 demands pertaining to the rights of the province which would be sent to the Federal Government. The list was finalized...
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JI convenes APC on CPEC’s western route, KP’s share on Nov 15

Date: 13 Nov, 2016

    JI convenes APC on CPEC’s western route, KP’s share on Nov 15
Jamaat-e-Islami, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has announced to hold an All-Parties Conference (APC) to build consensus among the political leadership regarding the province’s due share in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and...
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KP governor inaugurates Implementation Unit in Fata secretariat to execute reforms agenda

Date: 10 Nov, 2016

    KP governor inaugurates Implementation Unit in Fata secretariat to execute reforms agenda
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has inaugurated an Implementation Unit at the Fata secretariat to execute the proposed reforms in the federally administered tribal areas. According to officials...
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KP asks federal government to release funds for reconstruction of schools damaged in Oct 2005 earthquake

Date: 15 Oct, 2016

    KP asks federal government to release funds for reconstruction of schools damaged in Oct 2005 earthquake
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has asked the federal government to release funds it had pledged for the reconstruction of educational institutions damaged in the 2005 devastating earthquake. The demand has...
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PM fails to honor his promises on CPEC’s western route: Asfandyar

Date: 04 Oct, 2016

    PM fails to honor his promises on CPEC’s western route: Asfandyar
The Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan has said the federal government cheated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) issue. Addressing a public meeting here...
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Joint protest demo held against federal govt for not giving due share to KP in CPEC

Date: 27 Sep, 2016

    Joint protest demo held against federal govt for not giving due share to KP in CPEC
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek, Mazdoor Kisan Party and Awami National Party (Wali) on Tuesday staged a joint protest demonstration against the federal government for not giving due share...
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16 percent sales tax on lawyers challenged in PHC

Date: 03 Sep, 2016

    16 percent sales tax on lawyers challenged in PHC
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council has challenged the levying of Sales Tax on lawyers in the Peshawar High Court (PHC). Advocate Qazi Jawad, who moved a petition in the PHC...
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FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

  • PATA residents yet to benefit from Right to Information Act

    The people of seven districts of Malakand division and Kohistan are complaining that being the equal citizens of the country, it is their basic right to have access to information of public importance as like other inhabitants of rest of the province.

  • Government fails to control monopoly of private educational institutions

    The previous ANP-led government had prepared a draft for establishing a regulatory body for the private educational institutions but it could not make legislation. The incumbent PTI-led coalition government had also promised to establish a regulatory body in the province but despite of passage of four years, it yet to materialize the pledge.

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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. […]

  • Tribal people waiting for government’s decision on future status of FATA

    Since the beginning of consultations for the reforms process by the government, the political parties, social organisations and tribal elders and youth are actively raising their voice in support of particular set of reforms. When Members of the National Assembly from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) submitted the 22nd constitutional amendment bill in the Lower […]

  • Tribal People are uncertain about the proposed local bodies polls in 2017 FATA,FATA Reforms, Local Government 2017 in FATA

    Efforts are being underway to introduce reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on official level and the tribal population is also participating in the process by providing their input from time to time on the issue concerning their future governing system. The Fata reforms committed led by Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Prime Minister […]

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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