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Jirga decides to torch houses of women drug smugglers in Lower Kurram

Date: 21 Aug, 2017

    Jirga decides to torch houses of women drug smugglers in Lower Kurram
A jirga of Watizai tribe on Sunday decided to set fire to the houses of women involved in drug smuggling in Lower Kurram Agency. The jirga held in Mandori...
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Khyber administration asks Malak Din Khel tribe to hand over 33 militants

Date: 26 Jul, 2017

    Khyber administration asks Malak Din Khel tribe to hand over 33 militants
Political administration has given eight days to Malak Din Khel tribesmen to hand over 33 militants to the political administration, or face action. The Malak Din Khel tribe elders...
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Tribal elders ask govt to resume survey of houses damaged during militancy in Orakzai

Date: 24 Jul, 2017

    Tribal elders ask govt to resume survey of houses damaged during militancy in Orakzai
Tribal elders of Orakzai Agency have demanded of the federal government to resume door-to-door survey for the collection of details of the damages caused by militancy to their houses
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Khyber Agency tribals demand reopening of Torkham Terminal

Date: 06 Jul, 2017

    Khyber Agency tribals demand reopening of Torkham Terminal
The Khoga Khel tribe of Khyber Agency on Thursday demanded of the political administration to reopen Torkham Terminal as the terminal closure has caused loss worth millions to local...
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North Waziristan IDPs protested suspension of repatriation process

Date: 09 May, 2017

    North Waziristan IDPs protested suspension of repatriation process
Score of elders of the Dande Darpakhel tribe of North Waziristan Agency (SWA) on Tuesday staged sit-ins in Peshawar and Bannu in protest against the suspension of the rehabilitation...
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Khyber Agency: Shalobar tribe elders demand reopening of Niaz Market road

Date: 29 Apr, 2017

    Khyber Agency: Shalobar tribe elders demand reopening of Niaz Market road
The Shalobar tribe elders of Khyber Agency on Saturday demanded of the Member National Assembly (MNA) Nasir Khan to play role in the reopening of the Bara Bazaar Niaz...
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North Waziristan TDPs protest against non-payment of cash assistance

Date: 17 Mar, 2017

    North Waziristan TDPs protest against non-payment of cash assistance
The temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) of North Waziristan Agency on Friday held a protest demonstration against the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) and political administration for non-payment of monthly...
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Tribal Jirga demands compensation for FR Tank, Jandula operation affectees

Date: 13 Mar, 2017

    Tribal Jirga demands compensation for FR Tank, Jandula operation affectees
Tribal elders of Bettani tribe have demanded of the government to compensate the affectees of military operation Rah-e-Nijat in FR Tank and Jandula.
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North Waziristan youths protest against construction of Kurram-Tangi Dam

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    North Waziristan youths protest against construction of Kurram-Tangi Dam
The youths of North Waziristan Agency on Saturday staged a unique protest demonstration against the construction of Kurram-Tangi Dam. During the protest the participants danced with the doll drum...
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Baka Khel elders accuses DC, APA FR Bannu of needless interference in land disputes

Date: 29 Jan, 2017

    Baka Khel elders accuses DC, APA FR Bannu of needless interference in land disputes
Elders of the FR Bannu Baka Khel tribe on Sunday accused the Bannu district Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Political Agent FR Bannu of needless interference in the distribution of...
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Tori tribe refuses to surrender arms

Date: 08 Jan, 2017

    Tori tribe refuses to surrender arms
The Tori tribesmen have refused to surrender arms to the government and announced to constitute a committee for negotiation with the government and the security forces. A jirga of the...
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Kabalkhel tribe stages protest against Kurram-Tangi dam construction

Date: 05 Jan, 2017

    Kabalkhel tribe stages protest against Kurram-Tangi dam construction
The elders of Kabalkhel tribe of North Waziristan Agency in Bannu on Wednesday staged protest against construction of Kurram-Tangi dam. The tribal elders Shah Jehan and Malik Fareedullah Khan said...
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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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