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Violence in Myanmar driving 12,000 Rohingya refugee children into Bangladesh every week: UNICEF

Date: 21 Oct, 2017

    Violence in Myanmar driving 12,000 Rohingya refugee children into Bangladesh every week: UNICEF
Desperate living conditions and waterborne diseases are threatening more than 320,000 Rohingya refugee children who have fled to southern Bangladesh since late August, including some 10,000 who crossed from...
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PHC seeks reply from PDMA, Home Secretary over cancelling licences of NGO

Date: 21 Oct, 2017

    PHC seeks reply from PDMA, Home Secretary over cancelling licences of NGO
The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has sought reply from the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and Home Secretary over cancellation of licences of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) despite completing...
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Buner people ask govt to send back Afghan refugees from Koga camp

Date: 21 Oct, 2017

    Buner people ask govt to send back Afghan refugees from Koga camp
The people of Koga area of Buner have demanded the government to send back Afghanistan refugees from their area.
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KP CM announces creation of new Upper Swat district

Date: 21 Oct, 2017

    KP CM announces creation of new Upper Swat district
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak has announced to create a new district, Upper Swat.
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FATA team to participate in baseball championship in Japan

Date: 21 Oct, 2017

    FATA team to participate in baseball championship in Japan
The FATA baseball team will participate in the next month’s baseball championship in Japan.
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Over 60 killed as suicide bombers attack two mosques in Afghanistan

Date: 21 Oct, 2017

    Over 60 killed as suicide bombers attack two mosques in Afghanistan
At least 60 people were killed and over 50 others sustained injuries in suicide blasts in two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday.
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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets, lead series 4-1

Date: 21 Oct, 2017

    Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets, lead series 4-1
Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in fourth match of the five-match ODI Series in Sharjah on Friday by seven wickets and extended the lead in the series to 4-1.
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Peshawar Zalmi includes two Chinese cricketers in squad for PSL-3

Date: 20 Oct, 2017

    Peshawar Zalmi includes two Chinese cricketers in squad for PSL-3
Two Chinese cricketers have been inducted in the Peshawar Zalmi squad for the third edition of the lucrative Pakistan Super League (PSL). A ceremony was held at the Embassy of...
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12 more killed in fresh US drone strike in Paktia

Date: 20 Oct, 2017

    12 more killed in fresh US drone strike in Paktia
At least 12 militants were killed as US pilot-less drone carried out yet another missile attack in Afghanistan’s Paktia province on Friday, official sources said here. According to official sources,...
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Fake doctor saga: HMC admin asks doctors to display identity cards inside hospital

Date: 20 Oct, 2017

    Fake doctor saga: HMC admin asks doctors to display identity cards inside hospital
Following the arrest of a fake doctor from the Hayatabad Medical Complex, the hospital administration on Friday announced to carry out search operation in all the doctors’ hostel to...
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Seven laborers from Dir Upper die as coalmine collapses in Quetta

Date: 20 Oct, 2017

    Seven laborers from Dir Upper die as coalmine collapses in Quetta
As many as seven laborers have died and another wounded as a coalmine collapsed in Qala Khan Gilani Lais in Quetta, family sources of the dead miners said here...
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KP government, PTCL ink agreement to provide free Wi-Fi in educational institutions

Date: 20 Oct, 2017

    KP government, PTCL ink agreement to provide free Wi-Fi in educational institutions
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Department has signed an agreement with Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to provide free WIFI facility in educational institutions of the province. Under the...
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Villagers form alliance to press government for acceptance of demands

Date: 20 Oct, 2017

    Villagers form alliance to press government for acceptance of demands
Local government representatives and elders of as many as 22 villages of Lakki Marwat district have asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to address their problems within one week otherwise...
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Healthcare delivery system suffers as doctors go on strike in Quetta

Date: 20 Oct, 2017

    Healthcare delivery system suffers as doctors go on strike in Quetta
Doctors in all the government hospitals started a three-hour token strike from general duty while announced complete boycott of the outdoor patient department (OPD) bringing the healthcare delivery system...
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Solar water supply scheme inaugurated in Bajaur

Date: 20 Oct, 2017

    Solar water supply scheme inaugurated in Bajaur
A solar water supply scheme was inaugurated in Rehmanabad area of Khar, Bajaur Agency, on Thursday.
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Two more die of dengue in KP

Date: 20 Oct, 2017

    Two more die of dengue in KP
Two more dengue patients died in Peshawar and Mardan on Thursday after which the death toll from the disease in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has mounted to 58.
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  • Political parties, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehrik press govt for early implementation of FATA reforms

    The issue of administrative reforms in FATA is being discussed on the national level for the last two years. However, the process has faced delays due to political and other differences. The FATA Political Alliance and Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek have started protests and sit-ins to pressurise the government to accelerate the reforms process and abolish the controversial Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law.

  • FATA reforms process gets momentum after the election of PM Abbasi

    The FATA reforms process which was initiated in 2015 saw delays due to differences among different political parties over the mode of reforms as well as the confused approach adopted by the government towards the issue.The government had apparently put the issue on the back burner until new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his cabinet revived the process and directions were issued on 13 September, 017 to bring a new draft law in place of Riwaj Act.

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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