Tribal parliamentarians doubt govt’s intention of giving share to FATA in NFC Award

On the demand of FATA parliamentarians, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on 18 October directed the National Implementation Committee on FATA reforms to give share to the tribal areas in the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award for the next 10 years.

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.

Residents of tribal areas seek participation, consultation over 10 year FATA development program

Although no final decision has been taken about FATA reforms, yet a commission has been formed to implement the proposed 10-year development programme.
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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...

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.

‘Tribal people have rejected forced merger with KP’

The Qabail Qaumi Tehreek (QQT) chief Hameedullah Jan Afridi along with other leaders of the movement visited Orakzai tribal district on Monday.

‘Youth’s say has increased in FATA reforms process’

Previously, only the elders had say in tribal affairs, but now the situation has changed and the youth are standing shoulder to shoulder with...

Proposed FATA Reforms draw mixed reaction

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif formed a five-member committee to recommend reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) after members of the National Assembly from tribal areas submitted 22nd constitutional amendment bill for bringing reforms in FATA, in the Lower House of the Parliament in 2015

Senate seeks 3% of NFC award for tribal areas

The resolution also asked for creation of 20,000 jobs for the youth of tribal areas.

Health minister assures all-out health facilities for North Waziristan

There are 77 health centers functional in the district. While 29 are non-functional due to non availability of doctors and equipments.

Tribal women launch efforts for developing consensus among stakeholders on  FATA reforms

Almost two years after commencement of FATA reforms process, consensus could not be created among the stakeholders on the mode of reforms due to...

Panel discussion: Problems will resolve quickly with more seats for merged districts

Experts at a panel discussion arranged by TNN said increased representation for tribal districts in National and KP assemblies will help resolve problems.