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.

Families suffer from lack of internet and mobile services in areas of return

Following repatriation to natives towns, the returned families especially youth have been facing immense problems due to unavailability of internet and 3G services in...

Post-repatriation opportunities and challenges of Technical education in FATA

The government has allocated Rs 600 million to promote technical education and enroll maximum students at technical educational institutions in Federally Administered Tribal Areas...

BISP to be extended to North and South Waziristan soon

The government of Pakistan launched BISP in 2008 to provide financial assistance to destitute families. So far, around 5.4 women have been benefited from...

Unnecessary delay in repatriation process annoys FATA displaced populations

According Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), there are 20,000 Temporary displaced families from North, South Waziristan and Khyber Agencies. They have been facing with numerous...

Residents of FATA demand counting of TDPs on basis of permanent addresses

Like other parts of the country, the sixth population census was licked off in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on March 15 this year....
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Sports activities get momentum in FATA with return of TDPs

Like other activities of life, sports activities also came to a halt in FATA due to law and order issues and the sports grounds...