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UN women baseline study identifies gaps in services, justice delivery to women

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    UN women baseline study identifies gaps in services, justice delivery to women
Women’s access to justice, services, and safe spaces requires long-term advocacy, evidence-based provincial strategies on zero tolerance for Violence against Women (VAW)
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Police station constructed to control drugs smuggling in Gawadar

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    Police station constructed to control drugs smuggling in Gawadar
Speaking on the occasion, Representative UNODC Mr. Guedes said "The project will directly impact many existing and emerging challenges posed by drugs in the country and the...
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Players from seven countries to visit Pakistan to participate in World XI side: Sethi

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    Players from seven countries to visit Pakistan to participate in World XI side: Sethi
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday 14-member squad representing seven countries will tour Pakistan to participate in World XI side.
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Resolution against Trump’s remarks moved in KP assembly

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    Resolution against Trump’s remarks moved in KP assembly
Pakistan People Party on Thursday submitted a resolution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly against US President Donald Trump's remarks. The resolution was moved by the PPP Member Provincial Assembly Fakhar...
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Driving school inaugurated in Mardan

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    Driving school inaugurated in Mardan
Deputy Inspector General of Mardan Region Muhammad Alam Shinwari on Thursday inaugurated a public driving training school in Mardan. A ceremony was held at Saddar police station
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FBR destroys counterfeit cigarettes in Peshawar

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    FBR destroys counterfeit cigarettes in Peshawar
Federal Board of Revenue has destroyed counterfeit cigarettes worth of Rs10 million in Peshawar. In a press talk, FBR Director Arbab Tariq said that in continuation of monitoring/ surveillance...
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Medical representatives’ visits to ODP perturb patients at Parachinar hospital

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    Medical representatives’ visits to ODP perturb patients at Parachinar hospital
The frequent visits of Pharmaceutical Companies Sales Representatives to doctors for the promotion of their products perturbed patients at the Agency Headquarter Hospital in Parachinar, Kurram Agency
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Curfew imposed, door-to-door search operation launched in Shahkas

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    Curfew imposed, door-to-door search operation launched in Shahkas
A curfew has been imposed and door-to-door search operation started in Shahkas area of Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency following reports of militants’ entrance in the area
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ECP orders deployment of army personnel for NA-120 by-election

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    ECP orders deployment of army personnel for NA-120 by-election
ISLAMABAD, 24 August: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued orders on Thursday for the deployment of army troops at the polling stations on election day for upcoming NA-120...
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PM Abbasi chairs National Security Committee meeting

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    PM Abbasi chairs National Security Committee meeting
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is chairing the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting at PM House in Islamabad to prepare a strategy in response to United States President Donald...
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Anti-Congo virus spray campaign launched in Quetta cattle markets

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    Anti-Congo virus spray campaign launched in Quetta cattle markets
The Veterinary Department and Metropolitan Corporation have launched a spray campaign at the cattle markets in Quetta to avoid the spread of Congo virus.
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Arsenic in drinking water threatens 60 million in Pakistan

Date: 24 Aug, 2017

    Arsenic in drinking water threatens 60 million in Pakistan
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says alarmingly high level of arsenic in Pakistan’s groundwater threatens about 60 million population.
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Fata Reforms

  • Proposal of extending IHC jurisdiction of FATA draws flak

    Efforts on national and local level are continuing since September, 2015 for brining administrative reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and abolition of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law. However, the reforms process could not be taken to its logical end due to differences among different political parties and groups over the mode […]

  • 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.

TDPs

  • PM Sehat Card scheme is yet to extend to five tribal agencies, FRs

    The federal government, in an attempt to provide free healthcare facilities, had launched Prime Minister Health Programme in December 2015. Under the project, deserving families, throughout the country, are able to spend Rs0.3 million per year on their treatment. Information collected from Fata Secretariat, PM Sehat Cards are being distributed among the needy families under […]

  • Govt approves Rs 1.16 billion for rehabilitations of FATA traders

    The federal government approved fund worth Rs1.16 billion for the second phase of reconstruction of war-torn Fata.The fund aimed at to rehabilitate small and medium businesses under a project titled ‘Economic Revitalization of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata’ (ERKF).The affected traders would be given financial assistance through Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (SMEDA).The government kicked off the second phase after it announced clearing militants from Fata.

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