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Army launches offensive against militants in Central Kurram

Date: 01 May, 2017

    Army launches offensive against militants in Central Kurram
Security forces have launched an offensive against militants in different areas of the Central Kurram Agency. According to security officials, the operation has been started in Mundan, Yakha, Chormi...
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Soldier killed, seven injured in North Waziristan accident

Date: 26 Apr, 2017

    Soldier killed, seven injured in North Waziristan accident
One soldier died, while seven others sustained injuries when a military vehicle fell into a ravine in Dattakhel tehsil of North Waziristan Agency on Tuesday.
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Afghanistan observe national day of mourning over Mazar-i-Sharif attack

Date: 23 Apr, 2017

    Afghanistan observe national day of mourning over Mazar-i-Sharif attack
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has declared Sunday a national day of mourning over the killing of 150 Afghan soldiers in a Taliban attack on a military base in Mazar-i-Sharif
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President Mamnoon signs bill to extend tenure of military courts for two years

Date: 31 Mar, 2017

    President Mamnoon signs bill to extend tenure of military courts for two years
President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday signed the 28 constitutional amendment bill for two-year extension in the tenure of military courts.
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Senate approves two-year extension in military courts

Date: 29 Mar, 2017

    Senate approves two-year extension in military courts
After passage from the National Assembly, the Senate has also approved two-year extension in the tenure of military courts in Pakistan.
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Landikotal residents ordered to leave the area ahead of military offensive

Date: 19 Feb, 2017

    Landikotal residents ordered to leave the area ahead of military offensive
The Khyber Agency political administration has ordered the residents of Kamshalman a bordering area near Pak-Afghan border in Landikotal tehsil to vacate their houses and leave the area ahead...
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Repatriation of NWA IDPs from Afghanistan begins

Date: 16 Jan, 2017

    Repatriation of NWA IDPs from Afghanistan begins
The repatriation of Pakistani tribesmen who migrated to Afghanistan from the North Waziristan agency during the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb started on Monday, officials of the Fata Disaster Management Authority...
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Civil, military leadership agree to extend tenure of military courts

Date: 10 Jan, 2017

    Civil, military leadership agree to extend tenure of military courts
The civil and military leadership have agreed to extend the tenure of military courts in the country to effectively tackle terrorism. A meeting of the civil and military leadership was...
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Ex-Army Chief Raheel Sharif ‘appointed’ chief of Islamic military alliance

Date: 07 Jan, 2017

    Ex-Army Chief Raheel Sharif ‘appointed’ chief of Islamic military alliance
Former Chief of Army Staff General (Retd) Raheel Sharif has reportedly joined the 39-nation military alliance as its chief. Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has confirmed these reports and said...
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Interior Ministry plans to bring new anti-terrorism law

Date: 29 Dec, 2016

    Interior Ministry plans to bring new anti-terrorism law
The Ministry of Interior has decided to introduce a new law for countering terrorism by merging the Protection of Pakistan Act and Anti-Terrorism Act. The Interior Ministry spokesman told the...
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PHC stays execution of man convicted by military court

Date: 23 Dec, 2016

    PHC stays execution of man convicted by military court
The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has stayed the execution of a man convicted by a military court on charges of involvement in militant activities. A two-member bench of the PHC...
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COAS confirms death sentences of 13 terrorists

Date: 17 Dec, 2016

    COAS confirms death sentences of 13 terrorists
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday confirmed death sentences of 13 terrorists involved in different terror incidents. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), these...
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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 […]

  • Future of Jirga system after implementation of FATA reforms

    Under the Pakhtun traditions, a Jirga is an assembly of tribal elders to resolve problems and disputes among rival parties. The Jirga system is in vogue in FATA since the known history and it is still the most effective tool to resolve disputes or issues. People also resort to Jirga system in FATA due to […]

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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