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Violence in Myanmar driving 12,000 Rohingya refugee children into Bangladesh every week: UNICEF

Date: 21 Oct, 2017

    Violence in Myanmar driving 12,000 Rohingya refugee children into Bangladesh every week: UNICEF
Desperate living conditions and waterborne diseases are threatening more than 320,000 Rohingya refugee children who have fled to southern Bangladesh since late August, including some 10,000 who crossed from...
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Over 60 killed as suicide bombers attack two mosques in Afghanistan

Date: 21 Oct, 2017

    Over 60 killed as suicide bombers attack two mosques in Afghanistan
At least 60 people were killed and over 50 others sustained injuries in suicide blasts in two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday.
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12 more killed in fresh US drone strike in Paktia

Date: 20 Oct, 2017

    12 more killed in fresh US drone strike in Paktia
At least 12 militants were killed as US pilot-less drone carried out yet another missile attack in Afghanistan’s Paktia province on Friday, official sources said here. According to official sources,...
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Jamaatul Ahrar confirm death of its chief in US drone attack

Date: 20 Oct, 2017

    Jamaatul Ahrar confirm death of its chief in US drone attack
Proscribed militant organisation Jamaatul Ahrar has confirmed death of its chief Umar Khalid Khurasani.
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43 Afghan soldiers martyred in suicide attack on military base in Kandahar

Date: 19 Oct, 2017

    43 Afghan soldiers martyred in suicide attack on military base in Kandahar
Around 43 Afghan soldiers were killed on Thursday in a suicide attack on a military base in Kandahar, Ministry of Defense confirmed.
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‘Jamaat-ul-Ahrar chief killed in Afghanistan drone strike’

Date: 18 Oct, 2017

    ‘Jamaat-ul-Ahrar chief killed in Afghanistan drone strike’
Umar Khalid Khurasani, chief of banned militant group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), killed on Wednesday after severely injured in a drone attack a day before in Afghanistan.
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Police chief among 32 killed in suicide, gun attack in Paktia

Date: 17 Oct, 2017

    Police chief among 32 killed in suicide, gun attack in Paktia
As many as 32 persons were killed including Paktia police chief and 200 were injured in a suicide and gun attack on police in southeast Afghanistan in the latest...
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Afghan Taliban rejects freed US-Canadian couple’s claim of rape

Date: 15 Oct, 2017

    Afghan Taliban rejects freed US-Canadian couple’s claim of rape
The Afghan Taliban on Sunday rejected allegations of freed Canadian Joshua Boyle that the militants raped his wife and killed one of their infant children during captivity.
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How the World Needs to Get Better for Girls

Date: 14 Oct, 2017

    How the World Needs to Get Better for Girls
We know that in many countries, girls are less likely to go to school than boys; there are currently 130 million girls who aren’t getting an education worldwide. We...
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Western couple refuses to board US plan for London

Date: 13 Oct, 2017

    Western couple refuses to board US plan for London
The Canadian national, Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and three children left for London on Friday in a Pakistan International Airline flight. The western couple and their three...
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Recovery of kidnapped couple a positive moment of US-Pak relations: Trump

Date: 13 Oct, 2017

    Recovery of kidnapped couple a positive moment of US-Pak relations: Trump
US President Donald Trump Thursday termed the operation by Pakistan security forces for release of a hostage US-Canadian family in Kurram Agency a positive movement for the US-Pak relations.
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Visiting US interagency delegation praises Pakistan for securing release of Boyle-Coleman family

Date: 13 Oct, 2017

    Visiting US interagency delegation praises Pakistan for securing release of Boyle-Coleman family
In Islamabad, the U.S. delegation met with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and took part in a meeting with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and a Pakistani interagency team. In...
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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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