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KP government, Chinese firms ink US$20b projects

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    KP government, Chinese firms ink US$20b projects
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Chinese investors singed different developmental projects worth US$20 billion. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak also graced the signing ceremony. Chief executive officer of the Industry Department...
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Baka Khel elders decry awarding contracts in IDP camp to non-locals

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Baka Khel elders decry awarding contracts in IDP camp to non-locals
People belonging to the Baka Khel tribe in FR Bannu have expressed resentment over awarding contracts to non-local firms and people for providing services to the internally displaced tribesmen...
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Music show organized to mark music freedom day

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Music show organized to mark music freedom day
In connection of the music freedom day, a melodious event was organized in Mardan press club under the aegis of the Cultural Journalists Forum. Local folk singers and member of...
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Wapda lifts National Junior Volleyball championship trophy

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Wapda lifts National Junior Volleyball championship trophy
Wapda won the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Junior under-23 National Volleyball championship by beating Pakistan Army team in the final match played in Qayum Sports Complex on Friday. The Wapda...
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49 Pakistani deported after completing imprisonment in Afghan jails

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    49 Pakistani deported after completing imprisonment in Afghan jails
Afghan authorities handed over 49 Pakistani nationals to the political administration of Khyber Agency on Torkham border on Friday. According to officials of the political administration, these Pakistani nationals were...
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Six ‘militants’ arrested in Shah Kas area of Khyber Agency

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Six ‘militants’ arrested in Shah Kas area of Khyber Agency
At least 29 suspected persons including six alleged militants have been rounded up during a daylong search operation in Shah Kas area of Khyber Agency, spokesman of the Frontier...
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Zalmi to take on Kings in 3rd playoff of PSL in Dubai tonight

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Zalmi to take on Kings in 3rd playoff of PSL in Dubai tonight
The third playoff of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings in Dubai on Friday. The penultimate match of the league will...
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Dubai-based tribesmen celebrate cabinet decision on Fata

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Dubai-based tribesmen celebrate cabinet decision on Fata
The federal cabinet’s approval of the Fata Reforms Committee’s recommendations stirred jubilation among the people of the tribal areas as celebrations continued in the width and breadth of Fata. Tribesmen...
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Prime Minister Breaks Ground for U.S. Govt-funded Project Stage 1 of Kurram Tangi Dam

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Prime Minister Breaks Ground for U.S. Govt-funded Project Stage 1 of Kurram Tangi Dam
Prime Minister Sharif presided over a groundbreaking ceremony today to mark the beginning of construction of the U.S.-funded Kaitu Weir component of the Kurram Tangi Dam project.
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Two soldiers, four militants killed in FR Bannu clash

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    Two soldiers, four militants killed in FR Bannu clash
Four militants and two soldiers, including an officer, have been killed in a clash in Janikhel area of Frontier Region (FR) Bannu.
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CTD claims arresting important member of banned outfit in Quetta

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    CTD claims arresting important member of banned outfit in Quetta
The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has claimed arresting an important member of a banned organisation in Quetta.
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PDWP approves 22 development projects in KP

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    PDWP approves 22 development projects in KP
The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on Thursday approved 22 development schemes worth Rs7.8 billion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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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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