PM seeks reform committee in each tribal district for speedy merger

Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to set up a reform committee for every tribal district.

KP govt plans crackdown against power theft: Shaukat Yousazai

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday decided to launch crackdown against power theft across the province to bring down line losses.

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.

Inclusion of anti-merger members in Fata reforms task force raises eyebrows

The government’s move to constitute a task force for implementation of Fata reforms has got appreciation from different quarters.

No woman representation in task force on Fata reforms

The cabinet in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on 6 September constituted a task force to expedite merger of Fata with KP.

ECP to start delimitation in former Fata in October this year

PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan will begin delimitation in former tribal areas in October next month that would be completed in December.

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.

Khassadars say their future uncertain after Fata-KP merger

Khassadar personnel have now initiated protests after initially expressing concerns over their uncertain future with merger of Fata into KP.

‘Pro-merger people should now raise their voice for Khassadars’

The people working for merger of tribal areas with KP should also work for Khassadar personnel who have been affected from the merger.
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’.

Delay in implementation of higher courts’ extension to Fata worries local people

Malik Waris Khan said the existing judicial and patwar system in the country has many flaws and extension of this system to Fata will create further problems.

Youth, women hail extension of mainstream judiciary to FATA

Dr Naureen says the new judicial system in Fata will bring an end to the courts of political agents, appellate courts and Fata Tribunal which she termed as ghost courts.