90 percent landmine victims are women, children reports SPDO

So far around 6000 people have either been killed or injured due to landmines in Pakistan. “The government has no mechanism in place to collect data on landmines victims. Raza Shah said it was civil society’s responsibility to join hands with army and police and launch a mines risk education jointly.

Primary school in Orakzai village lacks basic facilities

Every single school in tribal districts lacks at least one basic facility, while there are schools which lack many facilities or have no facility at all.

Empowering Youth is inevitable for sustainable peace in FATA

As a result of the militants' insurgency and the subsequent efforts by the government to restore peace in the once troubled tribal agencies, thousands...

North Waziristan people resume protests for ‘compensation’

The people of North Waziristan tribal district have once again initiated protests in favour of demands after relaxation of lockdown by the government.

Govt approves Rs 1.16 billion for rehabilitations of FATA traders

The federal government approved fund worth Rs1.16 billion for the second phase of reconstruction of war-torn Fata.The fund aimed at to rehabilitate small and medium businesses under a project titled ‘Economic Revitalization of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata’ (ERKF).The affected traders would be given financial assistance through Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (SMEDA).The government kicked off the second phase after it announced clearing militants from Fata.

All affected traders can’t be compensated with available funds: SMEDA

SMEDA says all traders of tribal districts who suffered losses during militancy and military operations cannot be compensated with available funds.

Political activities get momentum in FATA after TDPs return to hometowns

With the return of temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) and their rehabilitation in FATA, different political parties have initiated preparations for the next year’s general elections.

Protesters in Bara demand release of compensation cheques

The owners of damaged houses and properties on Friday held a protest demonstration in Bara Bazaar in favour of their demands.

Need for transparency in Impact Challenge program emphasized

Besides rehabilitation of people of tribal districts affected from militancy and displacement, efforts are continuing to provide them job opportunities.
Pakistan to attain accreditation with International Seed Testing Association’ FAO

People of merged districts seek transparent utilisation of development funds

The KP government has released Rs.4.4 billion for reconstruction of 700 structures damaged during militancy and military operations in merged districts.

Kokikhel affectees demand status of TDPs

Representatives of different parties have demanded the status of temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) for the affectees of Kokikhel in Rajgal, Tirah.

Panel discussion: Solar panels direly needed in tribal districts

Experts in a panel discussion arranged by TNN said solarisation is direly needed in tribal districts, particularly in schools, mosques and hospitals.