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NTS asked to install biometric machines in examination halls for identification purposes

Date: 09 Jan, 2017

    NTS asked to install biometric machines in examination halls for identification purposes
The management of the National Testing Service (NTS) has been asked to introduce biometric identification system for allowing candidates into examination halls. The demand has been made after some candidates...
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Villagers protest against delay in reconstruction of Malam Jaba road

Date: 07 Nov, 2016

    Villagers protest against delay in reconstruction of Malam Jaba road
sing their anguish over delay in the reconstruction of Malam Jaba road, large number of villagers on Monday held a protest demonstration against the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. The protesters hailing...
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IS militants kill 30 civilians in Afghanistan

Date: 26 Oct, 2016

    IS militants kill 30 civilians in Afghanistan
Militants affiliated with Islamic State (IS) abducted and killed about 30 civilians children and women in central Afghanistan. Government officials said the villagers were abducted from Firozkoh district, the capital...
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Villagers end boycott of anti-polio drive after authorities assure to reduce load shedding duration

Date: 16 May, 2016

    Villagers end boycott of anti-polio drive after authorities assure to reduce load shedding duration
After holding successful negotiations with the district administration, the residents of 50 villages in Dre Tang area of district Lakki Marwat have agreed to administer anti-polio drops to their...
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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 […]

  • The pros and cons of extending superior courts to FATA

    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 […]

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 […]

  • BISP to be extended to North and South Waziristan soon

    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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