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NA body fails to evolve consensus on Riwaj Act in FATA

Date: 17 May, 2017

    NA body fails to evolve consensus on Riwaj Act in FATA
The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) on Tuesday failed to develop consensus on implementation of Riwaj Act 2017 in FATA.
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Bills on scrapping of FCR, introduction of Riwaj Act in FATA tabled in NA

Date: 16 May, 2017

    Bills on scrapping of FCR, introduction of Riwaj Act in FATA tabled in NA
Bills to repeal Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) and introduce Riwaj Act in FATA were tabled in the National Assembly on Monday.
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Riwaj Act to be tabled in National Assembly today

Date: 15 May, 2017

    Riwaj Act to be tabled in National Assembly today
Riwaj Act to be tabled in National Assembly today
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Bajaur: Seminar held to aware tribal women about Fata reforms

Date: 06 May, 2017

    Bajaur: Seminar held to aware tribal women about Fata reforms
KHAR, 06 May: A seminar was organized in Bajaur Agency to create awareness among tribal women regarding Fata reforms. The seminar was organized by tribal areas students’ organization in...
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FATA Political Alliance warns of protest movement against implementation of ‘Riwaj Act’

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    FATA Political Alliance warns of protest movement against implementation of ‘Riwaj Act’
While rejecting the implementation of ‘Riwaj Act’, the FATA Political Alliance on Saturday warned the federal government of initiating a protest movement against the implementation of the proposed ‘Riwaj...
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PPP rejects Riwaj Act in FATA

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    PPP rejects Riwaj Act in FATA
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has rejected the Riwaj Act and termed it a replica of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law.
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FCR to be replaced with new Rewaj system in Fata: Sartaj Aziz

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    FCR to be replaced with new Rewaj system in Fata: Sartaj Aziz
The Fata Reforms Committee Chairman Sartaj Aziz on Thursday said that the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law would be repealed and replaced with new Rewaj system in the Federally...
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Federal cabinet approves Fata reforms committee’s recommendations

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Federal cabinet approves Fata reforms committee’s recommendations
The federal cabinet on Thursday approved in principle the recommendations of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) reforms committee. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired the Federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad.
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Tribal students reject proposed ‘Riwaj Act’ for tribal areas

Date: 01 Mar, 2017

    Tribal students reject proposed ‘Riwaj Act’ for tribal areas
The tribal students’ organization on Wednesday rejected the proposed ‘Riwaj Act’ for tribal areas and said that the act is not different from the draconian FCR law. While addressing a...
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Women jirga demands merger of FATA with KP

Date: 14 Jan, 2017

    Women jirga demands merger of FATA with KP
While rejecting FCR law and implementation of ‘Riwaj Act’ in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), the tribal women jirga on Saturday demanded immediate merger of FATA with Khyber...
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Medical reps protest against ‘rise in sale of fake medicines’

Date: 21 May, 2016

    Medical reps protest against ‘rise in sale of fake medicines’
Medical representatives of different pharmaceutical companies on Saturday held a protest demonstration here against what they called business of fake and spurious medicines in the local market. The protest was...
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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. […]

  • Tribal people waiting for government’s decision on future status of FATA

    Since the beginning of consultations for the reforms process by the government, the political parties, social organisations and tribal elders and youth are actively raising their voice in support of particular set of reforms. When Members of the National Assembly from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) submitted the 22nd constitutional amendment bill in the Lower […]

  • Tribal People are uncertain about the proposed local bodies polls in 2017 FATA,FATA Reforms, Local Government 2017 in FATA

    Efforts are being underway to introduce reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on official level and the tribal population is also participating in the process by providing their input from time to time on the issue concerning their future governing system. The Fata reforms committed led by Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Prime Minister […]

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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