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.

FATA Reforms can be implemented through presidential ordinance: Senator Mushtaq Ahmad

Ameer Mushtaq Ahmad said that the president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain should bring amendments in the article 247, merging FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and give the tribal due rights as equal citizens.

‘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...

FATA reforms process creates political awareness among tribal people

Consultations and debates on reforms process was kicked in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) by the central government two years ago and this process...

Privileged class of tribal elders opposes setting up courts in tribal areas

The parliament of Pakistan has passed the bill of extending judiciary to FATA. The bill has become a law after it was signed by...

Fata Grand Alliance expresses reservations over extension of judicial system to tribal areas

The bill for extension of jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Peshawar High Court (PHC) to Fata has become an act...

Students vow to ensure implementation of Fata reforms

NN conducted a panel discussion with Bajaur Students Organisation general secretary Hameedullah, Khyber Youth Forum president Aamir Afridi, Fata Students Organisation women wing leader...

Fata student’s bodies question role of tribal lawmakers in reforms process

The government has launched reforms process in Fata for the last two years, but the process could not get legal and constitutional cover so far

Tribesmen seek implementation of FATA reforms before upcoming general elections

Fazal Ameen, a social worker active in the fields of health and education in FATA, believes that reforms are possible even during this short period.
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