Posts tagged as: FATA

Nawaz Sharif praises Zardari’s democracy role

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said President Zardari has played a vital role in strengthening democratic system and surrendered his powers to the parliament.   Speaking at a farewell lunch in honour of President Asif Ali Zardari in Islamabad he said it is a unique occasion in the country’s history that a democratically elected President […]

US drone kills 6 in North Waziristan

A US spy aircraft killed six people in North Waziristan tribal region late Sunday, security sources said.  The drone fired two missiles near Shawal area near the Afghan border and hit people who were crossing into Pakistan from Afghanistan. Three people also injured in the strike, they said. The slain men could not be identified.   […]

Pakistani report confirms high civilian death toll in CIA drone strikes

A secret document obtained by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals for the first time the Pakistan government’s internal assessment of dozens of drone strikes, and shows scores of civilian casualties. The United States has consistently claimed only a tiny number of non-combatants have been killed in drone attacks in Pakistan – despite research […]

Chief Justice takes notice of 22-hour power outages in FATA

  The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Monday took notice of 22-hour power outages in the tribal areas, the court’s media section says.  The notice was taken on an application of Mr. Hilal-ur-Rehman, Senator registered through Human Rights Cell of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad. He stated the miserable plight of […]

PM for dialogue option to end terrorism

Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, Wednesday told the tribal lawmakers that option of dialogue should be kept open to end terrorism.   The Prime Minister had invited members of the parliament from the militants-infested tribal regions to seek their input for a proposed national security policy that will also include possibility of talks with the militants. […]

Pakistan through the Eyes of Emerging Young Photographers from FATA

  Seventeen young photographers from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) displayed their work at the National Art Gallery in Islamabad and discussed the unique perspectives and insights they learned in a special training program led by photographers from the prestigious National Geographic magazine.  The program was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development […]

Pakistani exporters learn of opportunities in U.S. market

Pakistani exporters have learnt about opportunities to sell over 3,500 products duty-free in the United States at a seminar jointly sponsored by the U.S. and Pakistani governments, the US embassy said Thursday.      Exporters from Peshawar, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) participated in a video seminar that detailed the advantages […]

Surge in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis reported in Northern Pakistan

The neglected disease cutaneous leishmaniasis is on the increase in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), according to reports by FATA’s Directorate of Health. In response, the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has donated supplies of medicines to treat the disease.   Cutaneous leishmaniasis is the common form of leishmaniasis, a […]

Imran Khan vows to restore peace in tribal areas, Swat

Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf, Imran Khan, announced in a big election rally in Swat on Sunday that if voted to power, he will restore peace in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the tribal regions.   Khan said that people of Swat rendered sacrifices but peace could not be fully established.   “There will be peace in KPK […]

TTP, other extremist groups plan election attacks


The Taliban and other banned militant groups have planned attacks during campaign for the May 11 elections and during polling, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.   The ministry in a report presented in a high level meeting in Islamabad that Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, two other extremist groups – Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Jundullah could carry out attacks in different […]

Parties demand tribal areas polls under judiciary supervision

Political and religious leaders have demanded judiciary supervision of elections in the tribal regions to block any attempt of rigging.   The leaders also called for vote right to hundreds of thousands of tribesmen who are still living as displaced persons, particularly from South Waziristan and Khyber agencies.   Speaking at a joint press conference […]

ECC approves GST, customs exemption on Karachi Circular Railway

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet Wednesday approved exemption of all foreign and local components of the Karachi Circular Railway from imposition of general sales tax, customs duty and other federal levies in order to ensure financial viability of the project.   To facilitate and accelerate the project of Karachi Circular Railways, Ministry […]


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