Tribal elders and tens of the supporters of PTM and Ali Wazir were attending an 'informal' Jirga in Wana Rustam Bazaar when local militants attacked them.
Total 92 members of the 124-seat provincial assembly voted in favour of the bill to mainstream and merge the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with KP
In a ‘historic’ move, the Lower & Upper Houses, NA & Senate voted in favour of the 31st constitutional amendment to merge Fata with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Drug-dealers in Fata, in large number are dealing for differing kinds of drugs and they smuggle it to many other cities of Pakistan and neighbour countries.
Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Area is home to thousands of disable persons and its ratio is 15% in the terrorism hit tribal region as compare to 10% internationally.
Conditions of Prisoners in Fata are worsening. They are provided with substandard foods, no clean drinking water and no easy access to toilets and washrooms.
After 13 years, when the Fata AIDS Control Programme was launched in 2003, no single patient could be examined in Fata based laboratories due to lack of facilities, medicine and proper awareness.
Neither government nor non-governmental organizations payed attention to clean the area of mines. Most of the landmines were found in cultivating fields and in foothills near to the villages like Basharah.
Thousands of students have no textbook in Mohmand Agency. Govt initiated mass enrollment campaigns while hundreds of schools exist in tents without buildings, drinking water and toilets.
Lack of facilities and insufficient resources may hinder development and reconstruction process in the operation-ravaged areas of South Waziristan Agency
Khyber Agency Agriculture department mull over to replaced opium and hashish cultivation with Saffron in war-torn Tirah Valley.
The approval of FATA’s merger was welcomed everywhere but tribal women expressed their confusion regarding women’s position after the merger.
"We would strongly recommend to government to allocate funds for the mega projects in FATA to produce electricity which could overcome the power crisis in Pakistan."
Women and children are among the victims in the blast which was a suicide attack carried out by a 14-year-old boy, police said. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Dr. Hameed Ullah from Hazar University, Pakistan and Dr. Pierre Bonnet from Institute of Chemistry Clermont-Ferrand, France have submitted their projects.