FATA Reforms: Registration of undocumented FATA land is uphill task for govt  

The total area of the semi-autonomous Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is about 27,000 square kilometres. Unlike other parts of the country, the people of FATA don’t possess the documented record of their lands and property. In the ongoing reform process, the government has proposed computerisation of land record in FATA.
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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...
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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...

FATA reforms bill suspended over the question of merger and Riwaj Act

The FATA reforms process is again facing suspension since May this year mainly due to differences among the FATA parliamentarians over the mode of reforms in the tribal areas.

Future of Jirga system after implementation of FATA reforms

Under the Pakhtun traditions, a Jirga is an assembly of tribal elders to resolve problems and disputes among rival parties. The Jirga system is...

Political parties, people of KP favour immediate merger of FATA with the province

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and a number of political parties have expressed reservations over the draft of the FATA reforms by the federal cabinet....

The pros and cons of extending superior courts to FATA

The ongoing reforms process not only aims at bringing the tribal region into the national mainstream, but also bringing FATA under the judicial system of the country.

Govt criticized for delaying approval of proposed reforms in FATA

Different governments have made attempts since the creation of Pakistan in 1947 to bring reforms in the administrative system of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), but the reforms were never implemented in letter and spirit.
Adct Latif yousafzai, Mufti Shakoor of jui and Aisha mohmand during TNN Badloon Program regarding courts extension to FATA

Extension of higher courts to FATA will improve women lives, say experts   

The FCR law is still there and the political agent enjoys vast powers. Therefore, we can assume that the judicial system’s extension to the tribal areas left much to be desired

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.

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.

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...