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Cultural revival: War affected FATA artists seek govt assistance

Date: 10 Dec, 2017

    Cultural revival: War affected FATA artists seek govt assistance
Singers and musicians hailing from FATA complain that the government has not extended any assistance to them during life of displacement.
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Infamous for Mashal death, AWK University lacks funds to pay salaries Beyond Feb

Date: 08 Dec, 2017

    Infamous for Mashal death, AWK University lacks funds to pay salaries Beyond Feb
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) is currently employing staff three times more than the strength allowed under the law of Higher Education Commission (HEC). The HEC law allows...
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Chitrali woollen warm clothes sell like hot cakes in winter

Date: 05 Dec, 2017

    Chitrali woollen warm clothes sell like hot cakes in winter
The sale of hand-made traditional cultural dresses, caps, waistcoats and Chugha (long coat) witness increase in winter season in Chitral. These warm cultural dresses are made from sheep wool....
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Mysterious death of policeman in Bannu leaves his family traumatised

Date: 05 Dec, 2017

    Mysterious death of policeman in Bannu leaves his family traumatised
The inquiry report into the death of Naseeb Nawaz, a policeman who was murdered in Bannu few days ago, has not been finalised yet and his aged parents are...
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Survivors of Peshawar attack tell horrible story

Date: 03 Dec, 2017

    Survivors of Peshawar attack tell horrible story
Three friends from Mansehra, Muhammad Sohail Khan, Saleh Khan and Abdullah, were also present at the hostel at the time of terrorist attack on Directorate of Agriculture in Peshawar...
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After Taliban School Attacks, Pakistani Girls Learn in the Open Air

Date: 30 Nov, 2017

    After Taliban School Attacks, Pakistani Girls Learn in the Open Air
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Lubna Zahid Khan, 8, sits cross-legged on the dusty ground, listening to her teacher give the day’s lesson. Her school used to be a big building,...
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Short documentaries by young Afghan and Pakistani filmmakers screened at the human rights film festival

Date: 27 Nov, 2017

    Short documentaries by young Afghan and Pakistani filmmakers screened at the human rights film festival
'Transgender in Pakistan' is a radio documentary that voices the concerns and struggle of employment for the transgender community in Pakistan.
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Faqir Gul from Charsadda writes the Holy Quran in own handwriting, translates into Pashto

Date: 08 Nov, 2017

    Faqir Gul from Charsadda writes the Holy Quran in own handwriting, translates into Pashto
The art of handwriting and calligraphy has witnessed decline in recent times due to introduction of modern printing presses and computer software.
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Wood, wall decoration business in DI Khan witnesses sharp decline

Date: 29 Oct, 2017

    Wood, wall decoration business in DI Khan witnesses sharp decline
The family of Muhammad Wasim, which is famous for wood decoration in Dera Ismail Khan, says the art is no longer profitable for the family or anyone else.
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Sobia Khan aims to become role model for eunuchs by getting higher education

Date: 17 Oct, 2017

    Sobia Khan aims to become role model for eunuchs by getting higher education
Sobia Khan, a eunuch from Peshawar, claims to be the first eunuch of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who is gaining higher education.
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Food for thought; Chitralis pay less for tomato during shortage

Date: 12 Oct, 2017

    Food for thought; Chitralis pay less for tomato during shortage
The recent tomato shortage that hit the market taking its rates cross Rs300 per kilogram across the country, Chitral is the only area where tomato was available to its...
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Students attending classes in Charsadda school declared unsafe by C&W Department

Date: 08 Oct, 2017

    Students attending classes in Charsadda school declared unsafe by C&W Department
The Construction and Works Department has declared the building of Boys Primary School in Dadu Killi in Charsadda as unusable and unsafe, but boys continue to attend their classes...
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FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

Fata Reforms

  • Tribal parliamentarians doubt govt’s intention of giving share to FATA in NFC Award

    On the demand of FATA parliamentarians, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on 18 October directed the National Implementation Committee on FATA reforms to give share to the tribal areas in the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award for the next 10 years. Some tribal leaders have expressed jubilation over this development, while others consider it just […]

  • Giving NFC award to FATA sans administrative reforms will be futile, says Latif Afridi

    To address questions related to proposed FATA share in NFC award and its implications for the region, TNN conducted a detailed interview of former MNA from Khyber Agency and legal expert Latif Afridi. TNN: What is meant by the NFC Award? Latif Afridi: An article of the Constitution of Pakistan is about the utilisation of national income. The prime minister, finance minister […]

  • Giving share in NFC award is right of FATA people, not a favour

    Tribal people support the federal government’s decision of giving share to FATA in NFC Award and ask for its early implementation. Tariq Dawar from Miranshah, North Waziristan Agency, says NFC Award used to be divided among the Centre and four provinces and now FATA will also get its share which will remove the sense of […]

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