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Khurshid Shah demands joint session of parliamentary to respond to Trump’s criticism

Date: 30 Aug, 2017

    Khurshid Shah demands joint session of parliamentary to respond to Trump’s criticism
Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly, Khurshid Shah, on Wednesday demanded a joint session of Parliament to give a strong response to the United States President Donald Trump’s...
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President summons NA session on Tuesday to elect new prime minister

Date: 30 Jul, 2017

    President summons NA session on Tuesday to elect new prime minister
President Mamnoon Hussain has summoned a session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 1st for election of prime minister after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court...
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APC asks govt to table ‘Fata Reforms Bill’ in NA before budget session

Date: 06 May, 2017

    APC asks govt to table ‘Fata Reforms Bill’ in NA before budget session
ISLAMABAD, 06 May: The All Parties Conference (APC) convened over Fata reforms implementation, on Saturday demanded of the federal government to table the Fata Reforms Bill in National Assembly...
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Media role stressed in raising public awareness about thalassaemia

Date: 16 Mar, 2017

    Media role stressed in raising public awareness about thalassaemia
Considering media to be the most powerful tool of communication in modern times, speakers at an awareness session on thalassaemia and the role of media here on Thursday were...
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Poetic session welcoming peace held in Parachinar

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    Poetic session welcoming peace held in Parachinar
A poetry recitation session (Mushaira) was held on the snow-covered ground Shaheed Park in Parachinar, Kurram Agency. Spinghar Literary Jirga president Noor Ghulam Noori, Yousuf Hussain Yousuf, Sher Alam Tur,...
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Academic activities formally get underway in Fata University

Date: 05 Dec, 2016

    Academic activities formally get underway in Fata University
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Monday formally inaugurated academic activities at the Fata University in Darra Adam Khel, FR Kohat. The Fata University is the first...
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‘Tribesmen’s aspirations to be honored in Fata reforms’

Date: 07 Sep, 2016

    ‘Tribesmen’s aspirations to be honored in Fata reforms’
A high-level meeting held here on Wednesday re-affirmed the government’s commitment to introduce reforms in Fata as per the aspirations of the tribal people. The meeting which held in Governor’s...
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Pro-FCR Fata Grand Alliance rejects reforms package, demands independent Fata Council

Date: 30 Aug, 2016

    Pro-FCR Fata Grand Alliance rejects reforms package, demands independent Fata Council
The Fata Grand Alliance has rejected the proposed set of reforms for the tribal areas by the Sartaj Aziz-led committee and demanded the establishment of an independent Fata Council. The...
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FCR to be replaced with Riwaj Act: Sartaj Aziz

Date: 25 Aug, 2016

    FCR to be replaced with Riwaj Act: Sartaj Aziz
The federal government on Thursday presented the much trumpeted Fata reforms package before the media in order to know people’s feedback and get more suggestion from the stakeholders. Advisor to...
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Fata reforms part of National Action Plan: PM

Date: 23 Aug, 2016

    Fata reforms part of National Action Plan: PM
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Fata reforms was part of the National Action Plan and the areas neglected for decades would definitely be brought to the national...
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Reforms committee convenes parliamentarians meeting to give final shape to reforms package

Date: 21 Aug, 2016

    Reforms committee convenes parliamentarians meeting to give final shape to reforms package
Member of National Assembly from Kurram agency Sajid Hussain Tori has said that the Sartaj Aziz-led Fata reforms committee has convened a meeting of the Fata parliamentarians to discuss...
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Mansoor’s elimination will undermine Afhgan peace process: Pakistan

Date: 26 May, 2016

    Mansoor’s elimination will undermine Afhgan peace process: Pakistan
After days of silence over the killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, Pakistan on Thursday confirmed the man killed in the US drone attack near Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan was...
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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 […]

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 […]

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