Proposal of extending IHC jurisdiction of FATA draws flak

Efforts on national and local level are continuing since September, 2015 for brining administrative reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and abolition...

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...
Stoppage of Agency Development Funds a positive development for FATA

Experts hail abolition of agency development funds

This fund was also called agency welfare fund, but it was rarely spent on the development of tribal areas. A large chunk of these funds used to go to ‘favorites’.
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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...
FATA Reforms Committee and the reform process

‘Govt to honor people’s will in Fata reforms’

Various reforms have been introduced in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) since the creation of Pakistan in 1947. The latest reforms process started with submission of 22nd constitutional amendment bill for FATA reforms in the National Assembly by the current members of the National Assembly (NA )from the tribal areas in September last year.

Repatriated families await pledged assistance

BARA, 29 July: Displaced persons of Maidan in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency who were repatriated to their native areas two years back said...
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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.

Youth, tribal leaders are concerned about transparent implementation of 10 year FATA development program

A 10-year development programme was proposed in the FATA Reforms Committee report, but unfortunately we put more emphasis on political and administrative reforms.

FATA women seek representation in reforms process

PESHAWAR: Due to cultural impediments and lack of willingness on the part of tribal and political leadership, no concrete steps had ever been taken on the local or national level to resolve the problems faced by the women of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
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Bill on extension of judiciary to FATA awaiting approval from Senate  

After a long wait, the National Assembly finally passed a bill on 12 January 2018 for extending the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Peshawar High Court (PHC) to FATA. Protests by the FATA people and statements by the opposition leaders played a crucial role in the approval of the bill from the National Assembly.

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.

Giving NFC award to FATA sans administrative reforms will be futile, says Latif Afridi

To address questions related to proposed FATA share in NFC award and its implications for the region, TNN conducted a detailed interview of former...