The poor state of healthcare facilities in the tribal districts can be gauged from the fact that there is only one doctor for 7,000 people.
Women of the newly merged tribal districts were also keenly waiting for benefits of the reforms process and merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Experts in a panel discussion arranged by TNN said the benefits of the FATA merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have not reached to the common man.
Protestors also chanted slogans against Donald Trump, US president for declaring the Baitul Moqadas as Israelis’ capital.
After a long struggle against the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and administrative structure of FATA, the federal cabinet on 2 March, 2017 approved the...
Sohail Khan, the ECP spokesman for KP, says ribal provincial elections can only be delayed if the legislation completes before the election schedule.
Tribesmen expressed that tribal areas have a strong Jirga system to resolve their disputes and will never allow extension of police and courts to tribal districts.
Registrar of PHC said that three-dimensional strategy is chalked out comprising of immediate intervention, mid-term action plan and long-term plan to set up courts in tribal districts.
The reforms process in FATA was initiated two years back on the direction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Recently the former cabinet of Nawaz Sharif had also approved the recommendations of FATA Reforms Committee. However, the cabinet was also dissolved with the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Panama Papers case of 28 July, 2017. The reforms process earlier faced hindrances due to opposition by certain political parties. The disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and dissolution of the federal cabinet has served as a fresh blow to the already fragile reforms process.
The hundred years old law of Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) is still in place in FATA under which Khassadars, Levies and Frontier Corps are...
National Finance Commission (NFC) funds should be released immediately to ensure swift development of tribal districts after merger with KP.
Since the beginning of consultations for the reforms process by the government, the political parties, social organisations and tribal elders and youth are actively...