Delay in implementation of higher courts’ extension to Fata worries local people

Malik Waris Khan said the existing judicial and patwar system in the country has many flaws and extension of this system to Fata will create further problems.
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Panel discussion: Women voters to shape outcome of tribal districts elections

Women candidates directly contesting elections in tribal districts have said support of women voters can be decisive factor in the outcome of elections.
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Delay in the passage of reforms bill from parliament draws criticism from FATA people...

The existing Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has always been under criticism from different quarters, while the...

Information under RTI law accessible under simple procedure

The KP government has extended the RTI law to tribal districts under which the applicants can get information through a simple procedure.

Merged districts’ people welcome increase in seats, oppose polls delay

After merger with KP, tribal districts got 16 seats in the KP Assembly and six in National Assembly on the basis of the latest population census.

Islamabad sit-in for FATA reforms and PM’s promises

The FATA reforms package could not be implemented eight months after its approval by the federal cabinet. Member National Assembly from Khyber Agency Al-Haaj...

NFC funds must be released for tribal districts for swift development: Experts

National Finance Commission (NFC) funds should be released immediately to ensure swift development of tribal districts after merger with KP.

ECP to start delimitation in former Fata in October this year

PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan will begin delimitation in former tribal areas in October next month that would be completed in December.

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.

Delay of few days in polls won’t affect voters’ priorities: Shaukat Yousafzai

All political parties except the PTI are blaming the government for delaying polls for vested interests. The KP government strongly rejects this assertion.

‘Jirga system will co-exist with judiciary in merged districts’

Eminent legal expert Fazal Shah Mohmand says the centuries-old Jirga system will survive in the tribal districts even after arrival of the judicial system.

Privileged class of tribal elders opposes setting up courts in tribal areas

The parliament of Pakistan has passed the bill of extending judiciary to FATA. The bill has become a law after it was signed by...