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Australia announces $ 18 million to support polio eradication

Date: 14 Jun, 2017

    Australia announces $ 18 million to support polio eradication
Australian government has announced new grants to support polio eradication efforts of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)
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50 protesting tribesmen arrested, hunger strike camp uprooted by political admin in Jamrud

Date: 12 May, 2017

    50 protesting tribesmen arrested, hunger strike camp uprooted by political admin in Jamrud
In what said to be a gross violation of basic human rights, the political authorities of Khyber Agency on Friday arrested 50 tribesmen who were protesting against unavailability of...
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Assigning of polio duties to schoolteachers challenged in PHC

Date: 05 Apr, 2017

    Assigning of polio duties to schoolteachers challenged in PHC
The assigning of polio duties to primary schoolteachers by the provincial government has been challenged in the Peshawar High Court (PHC).
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Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to work together to eradicate polio

Date: 25 Mar, 2017

    Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to work together to eradicate polio
Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to evolve joint strategy for eradication of the crippling disease of polio in the region.
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Four polio workers dismissed in Peshawar over misreporting, poor performance

Date: 22 Mar, 2017

    Four polio workers dismissed in Peshawar over misreporting, poor performance
The district administration of Peshawar has dismissed four polio immunisation officials for wrong reporting and poor performance.
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Polio vaccination campaign postponed in 5 Shangla UCs over security concerns

Date: 24 Feb, 2017

    Polio vaccination campaign postponed in 5 Shangla UCs over security concerns
Polio vaccination campaign scheduled to begin from Monday has been postponed in five union councils of Shangla for an indefinite period owing to security concerns.
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Peshawar administration decides to arrest parents for refusing polio drops

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Peshawar administration decides to arrest parents for refusing polio drops
The Peshawar district administration has decided to arrest parents who refused to have their children vaccinated against the crippling polio disease. The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by...
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Four parents arrested in South Waziristan for refusing polio drops to children

Date: 27 Jan, 2017

    Four parents arrested in South Waziristan for refusing polio drops to children
The political administration of South Waziristan Agency has arrested four parents for refusing to administer polio drops to their children. South Waziristan Political Agent Zafarul Islam Khattak said the polio...
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Six suspects arrested in Landikotal after explosion outside polio worker’s house

Date: 26 Jan, 2017

    Six suspects arrested in Landikotal after explosion outside polio worker’s house
Six suspects have been arrested in Landikotal area of Khyber Agency after bomb explosion outside the house of a polio worker. The administration said a search operation was carried out...
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Polio worker escapes bomb attack in Landikotal

Date: 25 Jan, 2017

    Polio worker escapes bomb attack in Landikotal
A polio worker in Sultankhel area of Landikotal tehsil in Khyber Agency escaped a bomb attack on Tuesday. The local people said an improvised explosive device was planted outside the...
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Anti-polio drive begins in Khyber Agency, Wana

Date: 23 Jan, 2017

    Anti-polio drive begins in Khyber Agency, Wana
A three-day anti-polio vaccination campaign has kicked off in Khyber Agency and Tehsil Wana of South Waziristan Agency amidst tight security arrangements on Monday. During three-day anti polio vaccination, more...
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Polio vaccination campaign to begin in Khyber Agency on Monday

Date: 20 Jan, 2017

    Polio vaccination campaign to begin in Khyber Agency on Monday
The polio vaccination campaign, which was postponed in Khyber Agency last month, will begin from Monday. According to a statement issued from the office of the political agent, the officials...
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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 […]

  • Govt criticized for delaying approval of proposed reforms in FATA

    PESHAWAR: Different governments have made attempts since the creation of Pakistan in 1947 to bring reforms in the administrative system of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), but the reforms were never implemented in letter and spirit. Efforts for reforms in FATA got momentum once again when FATA parliamentarians submitted a bill in the National […]

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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