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Bill tabled in KP Assembly seeking ban on dowry practices

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Bill tabled in KP Assembly seeking ban on dowry practices
PESHAWAR: A bill was presented in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday seeking ban exploitative dowry practices and lavish spending on wedding functions in the province. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) MPA...
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Kohat region KP Under-23 male games concluded

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Kohat region KP Under-23 male games concluded
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under-23 female games of Kohat region has concluded at the Kohat Sports Complex on Thursday.
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FCR to be replaced with new Rewaj system in Fata: Sartaj Aziz

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    FCR to be replaced with new Rewaj system in Fata: Sartaj Aziz
The Fata Reforms Committee Chairman Sartaj Aziz on Thursday said that the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law would be repealed and replaced with new Rewaj system in the Federally...
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Tribal people celebrates Fata reforms’ approval

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Tribal people celebrates Fata reforms’ approval
Tribal people have expressed pleasure and gratitude after the federal cabinet approved in principal the Fata reforms committee recommendations.
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Man shot dead for breaching police signal in Mardan

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Man shot dead for breaching police signal in Mardan
Mardan police on Thursday shot dead a man for allegedly not stopping when police singled him during the snap checking near district court. According to reports, police signaled a suspected...
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US drone strike kills two in Lower Kurram Agency

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    US drone strike kills two in Lower Kurram Agency
Two persons were killed in a US drone strike in Sra Ghorga area of Lower Kurram Agency on Thursday, the local political administration said. According to political administration, a US...
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Nine militants arrested during FC operation in Orakzai Agency

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Nine militants arrested during FC operation in Orakzai Agency
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Frontier Corps on Thursday claimed to have arrested nine suspected militants and recovered a cache of arms during the search operation in Darang area of Orakzai...
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Federal cabinet approves Fata reforms committee’s recommendations

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Federal cabinet approves Fata reforms committee’s recommendations
The federal cabinet on Thursday approved in principle the recommendations of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) reforms committee. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired the Federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad.
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Afghanistan seeks opening of border with Pakistan, improvement in bilateral ties

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Afghanistan seeks opening of border with Pakistan, improvement in bilateral ties
The Afghan government has called upon Pakistan to open the border and reduce tensions between the two countries.
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Student from Kohistan shot dead in Abbottabad

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Student from Kohistan shot dead in Abbottabad
A college student hailing from Kohistan has been shot dead by unknown people in Abbottabad.
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Over 100 sheep, goats killed as truck runs over herd in FR DI Khan

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Over 100 sheep, goats killed as truck runs over herd in FR DI Khan
Over a hundred goats and sheep were killed when a truck of a gas company ran over them in Drazanda area of Frontier Region (FR) Dera Ismail Khan on...
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Bajaur resident accuses APA of grabbing his land

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Bajaur resident accuses APA of grabbing his land
A resident of Bajaur Agency, Nawabzada Muhammad Ayub Khan has accused assistant political agent (APA) of Khar of grabbing his land.
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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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