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Taj Muhammad

Reforms were aimed to bring development to FATA; business tycoon senator Taj Muhammad Afridi

"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."
Saffron

New ray of hope in Fata, Saffron to replace Hashish

Khyber Agency Agriculture department mull over to replaced opium and hashish cultivation with Saffron in war-torn Tirah Valley.

Five apprehend in search operation in Landi Kotal

Wednesday-Thursday middle night, undisclosed hurled two grenades in the cantonment however no causality occurred as the device landed in the deserted area.
Col Sohail

Pak army’s colonel martyred, 3 LeJ terrorists killed in Balochistan operation

A high-value target LeJ provincial commander Salman Bedani and two suicide bombers were killed in an intelligence-based operation in Killi Almas area of Balochistan.

Eight shopkeepers arrested for overcharging in Mohmand Agency

The political administration also seized substandard food items and imposed fines on those involved in overcharging and selling such food items.

Strict disciplinary action will be taken against absent staff

During visits to various government schools and Basic Health Units (BHUs) in tehsil Haleemzai APA found several teachers, doctors and paramedics found absent from their duties.
EDUCATION

Fata’s first ever ‘engineering college’ to open soon in Kurram Agency

The engineering college at Sadda, Kurram Agency will be accepting admissions during the current month. A medical college will be established in next six months.
Custom officials

Torkham custom clearance agents observed strike over slow checking process at border

New inspection plan took five to eight hours to load down and load up the merchandise goods as no modern machinery was unavailable in the custom center to speed up the process.

Governor KP announces Mega development projects during Tirah visit

Governor addressed the ground breaking ceremony of Dwatoe to Shinkamar road in Tirah valley where tribal elders, MP's and other officials were present.
Mohmand Agency

Privileges of 2 tribes in Mohmand Agency suspended over not handing over militants

Political administration of Mohmand Agency suspended all the privileges of two tribes under the collective responsibility law over not pinpointing militants

Unregistered Afghans have to leave Mohmand in six days; Administration

Authorities have also announced on loudspeakers in mosques warning tribesmen to stop renting houses and supporting Afghans who are living illegally in the areas.

Five ‘militants’ killed in clash with security forces in North Waziristan

Three security personnel also sustained injuries during the clash, and were rushed to the nearby hospital.

Charsadda attack handled from Afghanistan; DG ISPR

Hours after the militant attack at Bacha Khan University, Pakistan Army claimed breakthrough in identifying the terrorists involved in the attack.
Shaukat Aziz

Tribal student activist arrested for protest against FCR

Shaukat Aziz was called on by the deputy commissioner to present a surety bond for not protesting in future but he was arrested before he could submit the bond.
Cellular Service

Tribesmen demand mobile phone services in border area

Local people demanded of the KP governor and Mohmand political administration to reconstruct the PTCL phone-exchange and also install cell phone services in the area.