The government’s move to constitute a task force for implementation of Fata reforms has got appreciation from different quarters.
Since the beginning of consultations for the reforms process by the government, the political parties, social organisations and tribal elders and youth are actively...
The former minister said any kind of change in merged districts must come only with the approval of the local population.
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.
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.
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.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced to establish police stations in all the merged tribal districts of erstwhile Fata.
Public opinion is divided over the implementation status of the reforms process with some showing complete satisfaction and others showing dissatisfaction.
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.
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.
Women candidates directly contesting elections in tribal districts have said support of women voters can be decisive factor in the outcome of elections.
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.