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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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Fata Development Authority trained 200 tribesmen for harvesting pinus gerardiana

Date: 10 May, 2017

    Fata Development Authority trained 200 tribesmen for harvesting pinus gerardiana
The Fata Development Authority (FDA) has imparted 28-day training on 200 tribesmen of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) for harvesting the walnuts
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Kurram Agency administration arrests 18 tribesmen for fighting during Jirga

Date: 09 May, 2017

    Kurram Agency administration arrests 18 tribesmen for fighting during Jirga
The Kurram Agency political administration on Tuesday arrested 18 tribesmen for fighting during a Jirga of tribal elders at Sadda Rest House
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Factory releasing poisonous gases in Hayatabad sealed

Date: 08 May, 2017

    Factory releasing poisonous gases in Hayatabad sealed
The district administration Peshawar has sealed the tissue paper manufacturing factory in the Hayatabad Industrial Estate for releasing poisonous gases. On the directives of the Deputy Commissioner Saqib Raza Aslam,...
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Woman dies due heat stroke at TDPs registration point

Date: 09 Apr, 2017

    Woman dies due heat stroke at TDPs registration point
A woman died apparently due to heat stroke at the registration center set up for the temporarily displaced persons from the South Waziristan agency near Khargi check post here...
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Kurram Agency tribesmen urged to remain vigilant at night

Date: 06 Apr, 2017

    Kurram Agency tribesmen urged to remain vigilant at night
In the light of fresh terror alert, the Kurram Agency political administration on Thursday urged the local tribesmen in some areas to remain vigilant at night and keep surveillance...
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Rs 261.6 million distributed among owners of damaged houses in Khyber Agency

Date: 06 Apr, 2017

    Rs 261.6 million distributed among owners of damaged houses in Khyber Agency
The Khyber Agency political administration on Thursday distributed Rs 261.6 million compensation cheques among 785 tribesmen of Khyber Agency whose houses had been destroyed during militancy and military operations.
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FDMA assures of uniform compensation to FR Tank affectees

Date: 04 Apr, 2017

    FDMA assures of uniform compensation to FR Tank affectees
The Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) on Tuesday assured affectees of military operation Rah-e-Nijat of FR Tank of the uniform compensation package to all the affectees similar to other...
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Government urged to include special column for TDPs in Census forms

Date: 27 Mar, 2017

    Government urged to include special column for TDPs in Census forms
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s MNA Aisha Gulalai has demanded of the federal government to include special column in the Census form for the temporary displaced persons of Fata. Speaking at a...
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Tribesmen protest against ban on urea fertilizers

Date: 06 Mar, 2017

    Tribesmen protest against ban on urea fertilizers
Farmers took out a protest rally here on Monday against ban on urea and fertilizers by the political administration. The rally started from Masjid road and after passing through...
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Newly established bus stand inaugurated in Miranshah

Date: 24 Feb, 2017

    Newly established bus stand inaugurated in Miranshah
The newly established general bus stand has formally been inaugurated here on Friday. Assistant political agent, Miranshah tehsil Anwar Khan Sherani, officials of the political administration and security forces and...
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15 held, shops sealed under FCR for not destroying poppy in FR Lakki

Date: 24 Feb, 2017

    15 held, shops sealed under FCR for not destroying poppy in FR Lakki
The political administration of FR Lakki Marwat has arrested as many as 15 tribesmen under the collective responsibility clause of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) after the tribesmen failed...
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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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