Home Pakistan Tribal Areas

Tribal Areas

News and reports from the tribal areas of Pakistan

Ahmad Ali's Wife

No Access to Justice; Prisoners face pathetic conditions in Fata

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.
AIDS in FATA

Fata more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, increasing number of patients alarming

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.
Landmine victims

Landmine victims in Fata are helpless to survive

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.
Khyber Agency School

Despite govt tall claims, education is still in dismal state in war-frayed Fata

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.
IDPs

South Waziristan IDPs are in need of more development after repatriation

Lack of facilities and insufficient resources may hinder development and reconstruction process in the operation-ravaged areas of South Waziristan Agency
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.
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."
Hameed Ullah

Young scientist of S. Waziristan wins Pak-France Joint research project

Dr. Hameed Ullah from Hazar University, Pakistan and Dr. Pierre Bonnet from Institute of Chemistry Clermont-Ferrand, France have submitted their projects.
Tirah

Beautiful Tirah valley needs attention of authorities

The beauty queen of Khyber Agency “Tirah Valley” of brave Pashtuns has been badly affected during a long time terrorism and extremism in recent past.

Nine Khasadar men killed in two different attacks in Mohmand

Unknown militants attacked on Khasadar officials in Ekkaghund tehsil and Lati camp Khasardar check-post and martyred total nine officials.

Suicide attack kills 11 including senior journalist, 36 injured in Khyber Agency

Senior Jounalist Mehboob Shah Afridi, ALO Nawab Shah and 9 other were killed as the a Khasadar security forces check post was hit by a suicide blast in Jamrud near Karkhano Market Peshawar.
Zaman Mehsud

Tribal journalist Zaman Mehsud killed in Tank

TTP Commander Qari Saifullah claimed credit for killing Zaman Mehsud, saying Zaman was not giving coverage to Taliban news. Saifullah threatened to kill more journalists.