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Compensation cheques given to tribesmen in Kurram got time-barred

Date: 18 Sep, 2017

    Compensation cheques given to tribesmen in Kurram got time-barred
Cheques of compensation amount given to the residents of Central Kurram Agency for the reconstruction of their damaged houses have become time-barred, tribal people said. “These cheques were given to...
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People of Kurram Agency deprived of free medical treatment after closure of MSF

Date: 17 Sep, 2017

    People of Kurram Agency deprived of free medical treatment after closure of MSF
The people of Kurram Agency have expressed disappointment over closure of Medicines Sans Frontier (MSF), a global medical charity, in the area.
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Only 52 out of over 1,900 students pass BA, BSc exams in Kurram Agency

Date: 14 Sep, 2017

    Only 52 out of over 1,900 students pass BA, BSc exams in Kurram Agency
Only 52 students out of total over 1,900 in Kurram Agency have passed the BA, BSc exams this year.
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Houses built on disputed lands in Kurram demolished

Date: 10 Sep, 2017

    Houses built on disputed lands in Kurram demolished
The political administration has demolished several houses built on disputed lands in Lower Kurram Agency and arrested eight persons over offering resistance.
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Five Star team win cricket tournament in Kurram

Date: 30 Aug, 2017

    Five Star team win cricket tournament in Kurram
Five Star team have won the Political Agent Gold Cup Cricket Tournament in Kurram Agency.
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Two die, six injured in Kurram traffic accident

Date: 23 Aug, 2017

    Two die, six injured in Kurram traffic accident
Two people were killed and six others sustained injuries in a traffic accident in Central Kurram Agency on Tuesday.
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Parachinar elders want affiliation of educational institutions with BISE Peshawar

Date: 18 Aug, 2017

    Parachinar elders want affiliation of educational institutions with BISE Peshawar
The tribal elders of Parachinar, Kurram Agency, have demanded affiliation of the educational institutions with Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar instead of BISE Kohat.
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Colourful ceremonies underway in Parachinar to mark Independence Day

Date: 13 Aug, 2017

    Colourful ceremonies underway in Parachinar to mark Independence Day
Colourful ceremonies with respect to the Independence Day of Pakistan are underway in Parachinar, the headquarter of Kurram Agency. Schools and markets are decorated with national flags and different...
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Function held at Kurram school to mark Independence Day celebrations

Date: 13 Aug, 2017

    Function held at Kurram school to mark Independence Day celebrations
A function was organised in Kurram Agency as part of Independence Day celebrations on Saturday.
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Committee formed in Kurram to help poor students

Date: 08 Aug, 2017

    Committee formed in Kurram to help poor students
A committee has been formed in Kurram Agency to help students who cannot afford admissions in colleges despite coming on merit due to financial problems.
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Livestock Department initiates vaccination campaign in Parachinar ahead of Eidul Azha

Date: 27 Jul, 2017

    Livestock Department initiates vaccination campaign in Parachinar ahead of Eidul Azha
The Livestock Department of Parachinar, Kurram Agency, has started vaccination and applying spray on cattle ahead of Eidul Azha.
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Parachinar’s security handed over to Pak-Army

Date: 25 Jul, 2017

    Parachinar’s security handed over to Pak-Army
Security of Parachinar city has been handed over to the Pakistan Army after recently terror attacks in which left more than 74 people were dead and around 300 injured
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  • 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.

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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    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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    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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