Non-transparent surveys deprive many from compensation against damaged houses in FATA

Fata militancy affectees say the survey in some areas was not transparent as many deserving people were left out, while those who did not suffer any damage got compensation.
South Waziristan has the highest number of non functional schools

Absenteeism of teachers, damaged buildings make 900 schools non-functional in FATA

In tribal areas of Pakistan, more than 800 schools have been closed or still remained non-functional due to poor law and order situation in...

Returnees and displaced families from FATA seek food security

Hundreds of displaced families from North and South Waziristan and Khyber Agency are still living a displaced life. However, the IDPs and repatriated from Fata have claimed that government was, seemingly, least interested to facilitate and provide food to the terrorism-affected tribal people.

Political parties running campaigns to increase vote bank among repatriated people of FATA

Political hustle and bustle have been gaining vigor at the in the areas of return in FATA with public gatherings being organized at hujras and local offices of political parties ahead of forthcoming general elections.

Ration supply gives boost to economically disadvantaged families in areas of return

Ms. Fatima, from Kurram Agency, was one of those who lived a satisfied life with the ration and aid her family received from the government. “The ration was a blessing in disguise for us at a time when we had no roof over our heads and my husband was jobless,” she said.
No Ration for IDPs after Dec 2017

No ration for repatriated TDPs after December 2017

Center of Excellence for Rural Development (CERD), project manager Imran Khan has appealed the displaced families to repatriate to their native towns as they would not be provided with any ration beyond December.

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.

PM Sehat Card scheme is yet to extend to five tribal agencies, FRs

The federal government, in an attempt to provide free healthcare facilities, had launched Prime Minister Health Programme in December 2015. Under the project, deserving families,...

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.

Planted landmines:The hidden enemies of FATA repatriated populations

Though Pakistan army has cleared the Federally Administered Tribal Areas from militants, still local residents have been bearing the brunt of the war on terror. They are faced with another challenge –the unexploded land mines. These landmines have been inflicting horrible and indiscriminate injuries on them. With repatriation has almost completed, the unexploded mines have so far killed or mutilated several people of all ages and genders in different parts of the tribal areas over the last 10 years, showed data compiled by Pakistan Red Crescent

Landmine victim Arab Shah sees his disability as asset, not liability

Arab Shah, who is hailing from Salarzai area of Bajaur Agency, is one of the hundreds of people disabled by landmine blasts. He went through difficult circumstances after falling prey to the blast but did not lose his courage.

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.