Inclusion of anti-merger members in Fata reforms task force raises eyebrows

The government’s move to constitute a task force for implementation of Fata reforms has got appreciation from different quarters.

Tribal people waiting for government’s decision on future status of FATA

Since the beginning of consultations for the reforms process by the government, the political parties, social organisations and tribal elders and youth are actively...

Merger proved to be a failure: Hameedullah Jan

The former minister said any kind of change in merged districts must come only with the approval of the local population.

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.

Kurram students demand restoration of quota system for medical college admissions

The HEC has introduced a new policy for admission in medical colleges according to which a combined merit list will be displayed for all tribal districts.

Para Chamkani tribesmen donate land for police stations in Kurram

In an unprecedented development, a local tribe in Kurram district has provided free of cost land for establishment of two police stations in the area.

24 police stations to be set up in tribal districts

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced to establish police stations in all the merged tribal districts of erstwhile Fata.

‘Merger brought few benefits, but still it hasn’t gained desired pace’

Public opinion is divided over the implementation status of the reforms process with some showing complete satisfaction and others showing dissatisfaction.

Fata was merged with KP in haste: Noorul Haq Qadri

Minister for Religious Affairs Allama Noorul Haq Qadri said on Sunday that the decision of merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was taken in haste.
FATA Reforms

FATA Reforms: From the Stand Point of its Minorities

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is a Muslim-majority region. An approximate number of 30,000 Hindus, Christians and Sikhs have been living alongside Muslims in FATA for many decades.

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.

FATA Reforms can be implemented through presidential ordinance: Senator Mushtaq Ahmad

Ameer Mushtaq Ahmad said that the president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain should bring amendments in the article 247, merging FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and give the tribal due rights as equal citizens.