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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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...
FATA NFC Share

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.

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...

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,...