Only one doctor for every 7,000 people in tribal districts

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.

RTI law will protect tribal women’s rights: Naila Altaf

Women of the newly merged tribal districts were also keenly waiting for benefits of the reforms process and merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Panel discussion: Benefits of merger haven’t reached to common man

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.

JUI-F workers, elders protest FATA-KP merger

Protestors also chanted slogans against Donald Trump, US president for declaring the Baitul Moqadas as Israelis’ capital.
FATA Reforms, FATA, FCR, Reforms recommendations

Reforms recommendations in the eyes of FATA people

After a long struggle against the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and administrative structure of FATA, the federal cabinet on 2 March, 2017 approved the...

ECP continues preparations for provincial polls in merged districts

Sohail Khan, the ECP spokesman for KP, says ribal provincial elections can only be delayed if the legislation completes before the election schedule.

Mohmand elders oppose courts, police system in tribal districts

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.
ANP MPA challenges Aisha Bibi nomination on reserve seat

‘Setting up of courts in tribal districts is top priority’

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.

Future of FATA reforms in wake of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification

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.

Proposal of setting up police stations in FATA sparks debate among tribal people

The hundred years old law of Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) is still in place in FATA under which Khassadars, Levies and Frontier Corps are...

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.

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...