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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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‘Help Us Stand on Our Own Feet’: Lives of Kabul’s Long-Term Displaced

Date: 02 Oct, 2017

    ‘Help Us Stand on Our Own Feet’: Lives of Kabul’s Long-Term Displaced
“Ghani Sahib promised that he will donate the land to me, but it was a not a real promise,” he said, referring to the president. In the absence of...
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The Brave Female Activists Who Fought to Lift Saudi Arabia’s Driving Ban

Date: 01 Oct, 2017

    The Brave Female Activists Who Fought to Lift Saudi Arabia’s Driving Ban
Until 1990, there was a customary ban on women driving. During the first Gulf War, Saudi women could not fail to notice that female American soldiers based in Saudi...
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‘The Time to Go Home Has Come’: Afghans Return to Embattled Provinces

Date: 26 Sep, 2017

    ‘The Time to Go Home Has Come’: Afghans Return to Embattled Provinces
Inside the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) tent set up for landmine awareness training in East Kabul, Shir Alam looked visibly uneasy amid the small crowd of refugees that had...
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Construction work on Gandao Small Dam could not be resumed

Date: 23 Sep, 2017

    Construction work on Gandao Small Dam could not be resumed
Construction work on Gandao Small Dam could not be resumed causing depletion of underground water level that further aggravated non-availability of drinking water in the areas.
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The forgotten archaeological sites in Khyber Agency fading away

Date: 22 Sep, 2017

    The forgotten archaeological sites in Khyber Agency fading away
Thousands of year old archaeological ruins in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on path to disappear due to encroachment and lack of preservation.
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Family refuses to accept financial compensation against the death of Fawad Ali Shah

Date: 21 Sep, 2017

    Family refuses to accept financial compensation against the death of Fawad Ali Shah
The family of Political Tehsildar Fawad Ali Shah, who lost his life in a bomb blast in Bajaur Agency few days ago, has called upon the government to confer...
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People of Delaks in Upper Dir seek opening of bridge for traffic

Date: 20 Sep, 2017

    People of Delaks in Upper Dir seek opening of bridge for traffic
The people of Delaks area of Upper Dir have called upon the government to complete construction work on the only linking bridge in the area on priority basis and...
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Influential person blocks school’s route in Lakki Marwat

Date: 19 Sep, 2017

    Influential person blocks school’s route in Lakki Marwat
An influential person has blocked the entry route of the Government High School Dabak Mandarkhel in Lakki Marwat with thorns in protest against the government for not giving job...
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Scattered landmines in Fata pose threat to people’s lives

Date: 16 Sep, 2017

    Scattered landmines in Fata pose threat to people’s lives
According to data available with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), more than two thousands cases of landmine blasts have been reported in Fata over the past few years....
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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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