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US Commander claims Afghan Taliban leadership presence in Peshawar, Quetta

Date: 27 Aug, 2017

    US Commander claims Afghan Taliban leadership presence in Peshawar, Quetta
United States top military commander in Afghanistan General John W. Nicholson has alleged that the top leadership of Afghan Taliban is present in Peshawar and Quetta
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Registration of illegally residing Afghan refugees to be completed in 8 months

Date: 27 Aug, 2017

    Registration of illegally residing Afghan refugees to be completed in 8 months
Commissioner Afghan Refugees Commissionerate in Quetta Brigadier (Retd) Masood Ahmed has said the registration of illegally residing Afghan refugees will complete within eight months.
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Anti-Congo virus spray campaign launched in Quetta cattle markets

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    Anti-Congo virus spray campaign launched in Quetta cattle markets
The Veterinary Department and Metropolitan Corporation have launched a spray campaign at the cattle markets in Quetta to avoid the spread of Congo virus.
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Army Chief arrives in Quetta to review law and order situation

Date: 13 Aug, 2017

    Army Chief arrives in Quetta to review law and order situation
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday arrived in Quetta to review law and order situation following the bomb explosion in the city that killed...
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8 soldiers among 15 killed, over 30 injured in Quetta blast

Date: 13 Aug, 2017

    8 soldiers among 15 killed, over 30 injured in Quetta blast
At least 15 people, including eight security personnel, were killed and 30 others sustained injuries in a bomb attack on a vehicle of security forces in Quetta on Saturday...
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NDMA chairman says prepared to meet any emergency situation

Date: 11 Aug, 2017

    NDMA chairman says prepared to meet any emergency situation
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Umar Mehmood Hayat visited the provincial office in Quetta on Thursday.
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Lawyers remember fallen colleagues of Quetta blast on first anniversary

Date: 08 Aug, 2017

    Lawyers remember fallen colleagues of Quetta blast on first anniversary
The lawyers' community on Tuesday observed 'black day' to mark the first anniversary of the August 8, 2016 Quetta Civil Hospital suicide bombing, which killed more than 60 lawyers...
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Lawyers observe black day on first anniversary of Quetta tragedy

Date: 08 Aug, 2017

    Lawyers observe black day on first anniversary of Quetta tragedy
The lawyers community throughout the country is observing black day today (Tuesday) on the first death anniversary of the martyred lawyers, who lost their lives in the Quetta Civil...
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Balochistan CM distributes laptops among 155 students

Date: 25 Jul, 2017

    Balochistan CM distributes laptops among 155 students
A laptop distribution ceremony was organised under the Youth Mobilisation Programme at the Chief Minister House in Quetta on Monday.
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Three militants killed in Quetta clash

Date: 14 Jul, 2017

    Three militants killed in Quetta clash
Three militants were killed in a clash with police in Quetta on Thursday night.
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SP among four policemen shot dead in Quetta

Date: 13 Jul, 2017

    SP among four policemen shot dead in Quetta
At least four police officers, including SP Quaidabad Mubarak Shah, were killed when unidentified gunmen targeted their vehicle in Kallay Deeba area of Quetta on Thursday, police said
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Journalist arrested for sharing objectionable content on social media handed over to FIA

Date: 30 Jun, 2017

    Journalist arrested for sharing objectionable content on social media handed over to FIA
A journalist from Quetta, who was arrested on charges of sharing objectionable content on social media, has been handed over to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
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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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