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Accountability court indicts Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar in Avenfiled apartments cases

Date: 19 Oct, 2017

    Accountability court indicts Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar in Avenfiled apartments cases
An accountability court here Thursday indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in Avenfiled apartments ownership cases.
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Taliban confirm death of Army Public School attack mastermind

Date: 19 Oct, 2017

    Taliban confirm death of Army Public School attack mastermind
The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has confirmed the death of Umar Mansoor, mastermind of attack on Army Public School Peshawar.
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US vice president accepts invitation to visit Pakistan

Date: 19 Oct, 2017

    US vice president accepts invitation to visit Pakistan
The US vice president Mike Pence has accepted the invitation of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to visit Pakistan.
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New WFP- NDMA tool ranks districts vulnerable to food insecurity, natural hazards

Date: 18 Oct, 2017

    New WFP- NDMA tool ranks districts vulnerable to food insecurity, natural hazards
A new tool jointly launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan will support interventions related to food security...
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Mufti Abdul Qavi arrested in Qandeel Baloch murder case

Date: 18 Oct, 2017

    Mufti Abdul Qavi arrested in Qandeel Baloch murder case
Cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi was arrested on Wednesday on the highway from Multan to Jhang after a session court has dismissed his application for an extension in his...
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Powers of President of Pakistan to pardon convicts challenged in Shariat Court

Date: 18 Oct, 2017

    Powers of President of Pakistan to pardon convicts challenged in Shariat Court
PESHAWAR, 18 October: The powers of President of Pakistan to pardon or commute sentence of convicts from all courts have been challenged in the Federal Shariat Court. Advocate Muhammad...
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Finance minister asked to allocate share in NFC Award to FATA

Date: 18 Oct, 2017

    Finance minister asked to allocate share in NFC Award to FATA
The National Implementation Commission for FATA Reforms has asked Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to allocate share for the tribal areas in the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award for the...
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ISPR dismisses reports of US drone strike in Kurram Agency

Date: 18 Oct, 2017

    ISPR dismisses reports of US drone strike in Kurram Agency
The Pakistan Army has said news reports about a US drone strike in Kurram Agency were baseless and the US has not violated Pakistani airspace.
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Accountability court rejects Ishaq Dar’s plea from court appearance

Date: 16 Oct, 2017

    Accountability court rejects Ishaq Dar’s plea from court appearance
An accountability court on Monday rejected Finance Minister’s plea for exemption from appearance before the court for future hearings.
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Achakzai seeks referendum on FATA-KP merger

Date: 15 Oct, 2017

    Achakzai seeks referendum on FATA-KP merger
The Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chairman Mehmood Khan Achakzai has sought a referendum in FATA on the question of merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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DG ISPR says army poses no threat to democracy

Date: 14 Oct, 2017

    DG ISPR says army poses no threat to democracy
Director General Inter Services Public Relation on Saturday said that army was a state institution that pose no threat to democracy.
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Lawyer’s mayhem put off Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar’s indictment till Oct 19

Date: 13 Oct, 2017

    Lawyer’s mayhem put off Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar’s indictment till Oct 19
An accountability in Islamabad could not indict ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retired) Safdar in corruption references as PMLN’s lawyers created mayhem...
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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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