What will be the future of Khasadar force after the creation of police stations...

Malik Faizullah Jan: All the MNAs signed a document six months ago that our traditions and customs will remain the same. Introduction of police culture in FATA will damage our Jirga system and other traditions.

Why JUI-F and FATA grand Jirga oppose FATA merger in KP?

FATA Grand Jirga and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has announced to pursue movement for separate province. This announcement was made at a meeting of the...

Will political parties reach a consensus on the issue of FATA reforms?

TNN conducted interview panel comprsing Takra Qabaili Khwendo leader Naheed Afridi, JUI-F Khyber Agency ameer Mufti Ijaz Shinwari and tribal Malik Haji Hukam Khan...

The pros and cons of extending superior courts to FATA

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been kept away from the country’s judicial system under Article 247 of the Constitution of Pakistan and...

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...
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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.

Bajaur political admin releases 42 prisoners

KHAR, 14 July: Political administration of Bajaur Agency has released 42 prisoners involved in petty crimes today so that they can celebrate Eidul Fitr...

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.

Political parties, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehrik press govt for early implementation of FATA reforms

The issue of administrative reforms in FATA is being discussed on the national level for the last two years. However, the process has faced delays due to political and other differences. The FATA Political Alliance and Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek have started protests and sit-ins to pressurise the government to accelerate the reforms process and abolish the controversial Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law.

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...

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...

Giving share in NFC award is right of FATA people, not a favour

Tribal people support the federal government's decision of giving share to FATA in NFC Award and ask for its early implementation. Tariq Dawar from Miranshah,...