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  • Five soldiers injured in Mohmand Agency attack Five soldiers were injured when militants opened fire at a security check post in Mohmand Agency on Monday....
  • Pakistan complete whitewash against Sri Lanka in ODIs After winning the toss, Sri Lanka elected to bat first but its lineup could stand against the lethal bowling of young pacer Usman Khan Shinwari who took five wickets and conceded just 34 runs in his seven-over spell. The left-arm quick took out half of Sri Lanka’s battling lineup with his first 21 deliveries. The islanders were restricted to mere 103 runs and the whole team was wrapped up in the 27th over....
  • Dengue claims two more lives in Peshawar Two more people have lost the battle of life against dengue bringing the death toll from the outbreak in the province to 61, officials said here on Monday. According to the dengue response unit of the Health Department, the latest victims include a lady and an elderly citizen from the outskirts of Peshawar....
  • ATC rejects bail applications of 53 accused in Mashal murder case The anti-terrorism court on Monday rejected the bail applications of as many as 53 accused persons arrested in Mashal murder case. The ATC judge Fazal-e-Subhan had reserved judgment in the case after hearing arguments from the applicants’ lawyers and the prosecution. The court has started regular hearing of the case and so far indicted 57 accused. It had recorded the statements of 15 prosecution witnesses....
  • Ex-MNA calls on KP Governor, requests for early completion of developmental projects Senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party and former Member of National Assembly from Bajaur Akhunzada Chattan called on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra here on Monday. The tribal politician requested the governor to direct the relevant officials to complete the construction of Fata Medical College. He also requested the governor to issue directives to the concerned quarters to expedite work on the construction of road from Nahaqi Kandao in Mohmand Agency to Mamadgat area in Bajuar Agency....

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Kharl Zada Kasrat Roy’s peace walk for Fata’s merger in KP begins

Date: 22 Oct, 2017

    Kharl Zada Kasrat Roy’s peace walk for Fata’s merger in KP begins
International Peace Walker Kharl Zada Kasrat Roy on Sunday launched a five-day peace walk from Khyber to Islamabad in favor of Fata’s merger in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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NA committee approves PHC’s jurisdiction to Fata

Date: 16 Oct, 2017

    NA committee approves PHC’s jurisdiction to Fata
In a landmark development regarding implementation of reforms in Fata, the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Monday approved extension of the Peshawar High Court’s jurisdiction...
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Pro-merger activists reach D-Chow

Date: 09 Oct, 2017

    Pro-merger activists reach D-Chow
Participants of the Fata protest rally reached D-Chowk in the federal capital on Monday evening where they formally staged the sit-in. Led by Shah Jee Gul Afridi, Member National Assembly...
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Tribal legislators continue protest camp outside Parliament against delay in Fata reforms

Date: 06 Oct, 2017

    Tribal legislators continue protest camp outside Parliament against delay in Fata reforms
The tribal parliamentarians on Friday continued their protest sit-in outside the Parliament House on third consecutive day. The tribal legislators have been holding a protest camp in Islamabad against...
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Gulalai demands early merger of Fata in KP

Date: 24 Sep, 2017

    Gulalai demands early merger of Fata in KP
Demanding immediate merger of Fata in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Member National Assembly Ayesha Gulalai has asked the federal government to abstain from appointing Chief Operating Officers in Fata. Talking to TNN...
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Tribesmen to hold grand sit-in in Islamabad if Fata reforms not implemented before Oct 9

Date: 24 Sep, 2017

    Tribesmen to hold grand sit-in in Islamabad if Fata reforms not implemented before Oct 9
Fata parliamentarians and other noted leaders have threatened to hold a massive protest sit-in in the federal capital if the government failed to implement Fata reforms before October 9. The...
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Bill seeking extension of SC, IHC jurisdiction to Fata tabled in NA

Date: 16 Sep, 2017

    Bill seeking extension of SC, IHC jurisdiction to Fata tabled in NA
The federal government on Friday introduced a Bill in the National Assembly to extend the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Islamabad High Court to the...
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PM Abbasi seeks progress report over Fata reforms

Date: 21 Aug, 2017

    PM Abbasi seeks progress report over Fata reforms
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has sought progress report from the standing committee of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) over the much-debated reforms for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
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Some elements want to make Fata reforms controversial: Marriyum Aurangzeb

Date: 29 Jun, 2017

    Some elements want to make Fata reforms controversial: Marriyum Aurangzeb
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday, without naming anyone, said that some elements want to make Fata reforms controversial
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Federal govt asks tribal MNAs for final recommendations on Fata reforms

Date: 23 Jun, 2017

    Federal govt asks tribal MNAs for final recommendations on Fata reforms
The federal government on Friday asked Parliamentarian from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) to give their final recommendations regarding Riwaj Bill, which seeks to bring Fata into the...
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Fata Political Alliance to hold sit-ins after Eid against delay in reforms

Date: 05 Jun, 2017

    Fata Political Alliance to hold sit-ins after Eid against delay in reforms
The Fata Political Alliance on Monday announced to hold series of protest sit-ins in every tribal agency, Peshawar and Islamabad against delay in the implementation of reforms in Fata...
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All Bajaur Agency Political Parties Alliance to stage protest against suspension of Fata reforms

Date: 20 May, 2017

    All Bajaur Agency Political Parties Alliance to stage protest against suspension of Fata reforms
All Bajaur Agency Political Parties Alliance on Saturday announced to stage a protest demonstration on May 25 against suspension of Fata reforms approval from National Assembly.
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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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