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Swat Snow Festival underway in Malam Jabba

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Swat Snow Festival underway in Malam Jabba
A three-day Swat Snow Festival is underway on the second day in the scenic tourist resort Malam Jabba under the aegis of the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and...
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Pak-Afghan border closure building into humanitarian crisis: Imran Khan

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Pak-Afghan border closure building into humanitarian crisis: Imran Khan
Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan on Saturday said that closure of Pak-Afghan border is building into a humanitarian crisis.
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North Waziristan youths protest against construction of Kurram-Tangi Dam

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    North Waziristan youths protest against construction of Kurram-Tangi Dam
The youths of North Waziristan Agency on Saturday staged a unique protest demonstration against the construction of Kurram-Tangi Dam. During the protest the participants danced with the doll drum...
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South Waziristan elders denounce recruitment of non-locals in NGOs

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    South Waziristan elders denounce recruitment of non-locals in NGOs
Tribal elders of the South Waziristan on Saturday alleged the agency political administration and Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) of recruiting non-local residents in most of the non-governmental organizations...
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The only road to Safed Arkari valley remain block since one month

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    The only road to Safed Arkari valley remain block since one month
The only road to the Safed Arkari valley in Chitral remain blocked since the last one month due to heavy snowfall and avalanches causing severe hardships for more than...
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Hangu residents protest against non-provision of natural gas

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Hangu residents protest against non-provision of natural gas
Residents of the Katghar and adjacent villages Saturday staged a protest demonstration outside the Khattak Banda Gas Plant against the non-provision of natural gas to the villages.
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Quetta Gladiators pick foreign players for PSL final in Lahore

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Quetta Gladiators pick foreign players for PSL final in Lahore
The Quetta Gladiators on Saturday formally announced to have picked five foreign players for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final to be played at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in...
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FATA Political Alliance warns of protest movement against implementation of ‘Riwaj Act’

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    FATA Political Alliance warns of protest movement against implementation of ‘Riwaj Act’
While rejecting the implementation of ‘Riwaj Act’, the FATA Political Alliance on Saturday warned the federal government of initiating a protest movement against the implementation of the proposed ‘Riwaj...
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QWP leader shot dead in Charsadda

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    QWP leader shot dead in Charsadda
Unknown armed men on Saturday shot dead a leader of the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Muhammad Jan Gigyani Advocate in Charsadda.
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Malik Nawaz Abdulai Memorial Cricket Tournament begins in Tank

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Malik Nawaz Abdulai Memorial Cricket Tournament begins in Tank
The 2nd All Pakistan Malik Nawaz Abdulai Memorial Cricket Tournament got underway in Tank on Friday.
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PPP rejects Riwaj Act in FATA

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    PPP rejects Riwaj Act in FATA
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has rejected the Riwaj Act and termed it a replica of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law.
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Court orders FIR against media group’s owner, journalists over fake news

Date: 04 Mar, 2017

    Court orders FIR against media group’s owner, journalists over fake news
A district and sessions judge on Friday ordered registration of first information report (FIR) against Jang Media Group’s owner Mir Shakilur Rehman and senior journalists including Hamid Mir for...
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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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