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,...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Future of FATA reforms in wake of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification

The reforms process in FATA was initiated two years back on the direction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Recently the former cabinet of Nawaz Sharif had also approved the recommendations of FATA Reforms Committee. However, the cabinet was also dissolved with the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Panama Papers case of 28 July, 2017. The reforms process earlier faced hindrances due to opposition by certain political parties. The disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and dissolution of the federal cabinet has served as a fresh blow to the already fragile reforms process.

FATA Reforms: Registration of undocumented FATA land is uphill task for govt  

The total area of the semi-autonomous Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is about 27,000 square kilometres. Unlike other parts of the country, the people of FATA don’t possess the documented record of their lands and property. In the ongoing reform process, the government has proposed computerisation of land record in FATA.