‘Merger brought few benefits, but still it hasn’t gained desired pace’

Public opinion is divided over the implementation status of the reforms process with some showing complete satisfaction and others showing dissatisfaction.

Panel discussion: Problems will resolve quickly with more seats for merged districts

Experts at a panel discussion arranged by TNN said increased representation for tribal districts in National and KP assemblies will help resolve problems.

Merged districts’ people welcome increase in seats, oppose polls delay

After merger with KP, tribal districts got 16 seats in the KP Assembly and six in National Assembly on the basis of the latest population census.

ECP continues preparations for provincial polls in merged districts

Sohail Khan, the ECP spokesman for KP, says ribal provincial elections can only be delayed if the legislation completes before the election schedule.

‘RTI must be implemented vigorously in merged districts for best results’

Panellists at Badloon programme of TNN said the Right to Information (RTI) law must be implemented in merged districts like KP for its effectiveness.

Information under RTI law accessible under simple procedure

The KP government has extended the RTI law to tribal districts under which the applicants can get information through a simple procedure.

RTI law will protect tribal women’s rights: Naila Altaf

Women of the newly merged tribal districts were also keenly waiting for benefits of the reforms process and merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Panel discussion: Judges must perform duties inside tribal districts

Experts in a panel discussion in Badloon programme of TNN urged the need for shifting the newly appointed judges for tribal areas inside the merged areas.

‘Jirga system will co-exist with judiciary in merged districts’

Eminent legal expert Fazal Shah Mohmand says the centuries-old Jirga system will survive in the tribal districts even after arrival of the judicial system.

Levies, Khassadars must ensure good governance after merger: Latif Afridi

Eminent lawyer Latif Afridi says a huge responsibility lies on the newly integrated Khassadar and Levies personnel to set an example of good governance.

‘Local people to be appointed on police vaccincies in tribal districts’

Said Jalal Wazir, Head of Levies and Khassadars committee, says local people will be appointed on all the new police posts in the tribal districts.

‘Tribal people have rejected forced merger with KP’

The Qabail Qaumi Tehreek (QQT) chief Hameedullah Jan Afridi along with other leaders of the movement visited Orakzai tribal district on Monday.