FATA reforms process gets momentum after the election of PM Abbasi

The FATA reforms process which was initiated in 2015 saw delays due to differences among different political parties over the mode of reforms as well as the confused approach adopted by the government towards the issue.The government had apparently put the issue on the back burner until new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his cabinet revived the process and directions were issued on 13 September, 017 to bring a new draft law in place of Riwaj Act.

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...

Budgetary allocation and Fata Reforms

People and political leaders of various parties in tribal areas have expressed their disappointment over allocation of Rs26.90 billion for fiscal year 2017-18 for...

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.

Proposal of setting up police stations in FATA sparks debate among tribal people

The hundred years old law of Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) is still in place in FATA under which Khassadars, Levies and Frontier Corps are...

Demand for FATA as separate province combines anti-merger forces

On the reforms process Public opinion has been divided in FATA over the mode of reforms in the tribal areas. The FATA Political Alliance...

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.

Fata was merged with KP in haste: Noorul Haq Qadri

Minister for Religious Affairs Allama Noorul Haq Qadri said on Sunday that the decision of merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was taken in haste.

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.

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.

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.

Tribal area’s Polio emergency operations center merged with KP

None of the Polio Eradication initiative staff will be laid-off because of the integration.