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Mardan traders protest against persecution of Pashtun traders in Punjab

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    Mardan traders protest against persecution of Pashtun traders in Punjab
Traders community of Mardan on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration against discriminatory behavior with Pashtun traders in Punjab. As per details, the business community gathered outside the Mardan Press Club...
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CPEC national conference held in Peshawar University

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    CPEC national conference held in Peshawar University
A national conference on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held in Peshawar University and was by vice chancellors from different universities and economic experts on Tuesday. The conference was...
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Local dancer appeals KP govt for protection

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    Local dancer appeals KP govt for protection
Pashto artist Sana on Tuesday appealed to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government to provide her protection after her former employee threatened to throw acid on her. Addressing a press conference,...
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Fata Political Alliance reiterates resolve to stage sit-in in Islamabad for reforms

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    Fata Political Alliance reiterates resolve to stage sit-in in Islamabad for reforms
The Fata Political Alliance on Tuesday reiterated resolve to stage a protest sit-in from March 12 in Islamabad if the federal government failed to implement Fata reforms till March...
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Three levies personnel suspended, jailed in FR Lakki Marwat

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    Three levies personnel suspended, jailed in FR Lakki Marwat
Political Administration of the Frontier Region Lakki Marwat on Tuesday suspended three levies personnel and them to jail after arrested accused escaped from their custody. According to political administration, levies...
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PSL final in Lahore great opportunity to revive cricket in Pakistan: Shahryar Khan

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    PSL final in Lahore great opportunity to revive cricket in Pakistan: Shahryar Khan
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Tuesday said that holding of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore is a great opportunity to...
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Govt, opposition political parties agree over military courts’ extension

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    Govt, opposition political parties agree over military courts’ extension
The government and opposition political parties excluding Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Tuesday agreed to reinstate military courts for another two years. Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq chaired a meeting...
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Helpline launched to resolve problems of KP women

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    Helpline launched to resolve problems of KP women
A helpline ‘Zama Awaz’ was on launched on Tuesday to help and resolve the problems being faced by house women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. KP Assembly Women Cox Committee established the...
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Pashtun delegation apprises CM Punjab of reservations over racial profiling

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    Pashtun delegation apprises CM Punjab of reservations over racial profiling
A delegation of Pashtuns, headed by Advisor to Prime Minister Amir Muqam, met Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday and informed him about their reservations over the racial...
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Prices of food items decrease in Kurram after Pak-Afghan border closure

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    Prices of food items decrease in Kurram after Pak-Afghan border closure
The closure of Pak-Afghan border at Kurram Agency has affected trade activities on both sides of the border, but the local people are happy on the development as they...
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Turi-Bangash displaced families want repatriation to Kurram Agency

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    Turi-Bangash displaced families want repatriation to Kurram Agency
The 200 families of Turi-Bangash tribe hailing from Sadda area of Kurram Agency, who were displaced 35 years ago, have demanded the government to give them status of internally...
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Rival groups bury the hatchet in Upper Dir

Date: 28 Feb, 2017

    Rival groups bury the hatchet in Upper Dir
Two rival groups, who were in enmity for the last 20 years, buried the hatchet on Monday with the efforts of a reconciliatory Jirga in Upper Dir and vowed...
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Fata Reforms

  • 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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