Posts tagged as: FATA

President Zardari urges all stakeholders to work for polio eradication

Reiterating his call for the active involvement of all segments of society in eradicating polio from the country, President Asif Ali Zardari has urged all segments of society including religious scholars, media, non-governmental organizations and civil society to play there active role. The president while presiding a meeting underscored the involvement of Ulema and tribal […]

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari vows to eradicate polio from Pakistan

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the daughter of President Asif Ali Zardari and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto vowed to carry on the mission of her mother by standing up against forces that have politicized the anti-polio campaigns. While interviewing to Express Tribune, Pakistan’s goodwill ambassador Aseefa Bhutto said, “We would not allow them (Taliban) to disrupt the anti-polio […]

Blast kills eight people in Bajaur Agency

At least eight people have been killed while another 22 sustained injuries on Thursday when an explosion took place in the Pashat market of Salarzai area in Bajaur Agency. According to the media reports the market is owned by Shahabuddin Khan who is considered to be a pro-government. He, who was formerly affiliated with Awami […]

Senate briefed about the flood affectees

Senate briefed about the flood affectees  The Senate Standing Committee on Weather Changes has been informed that 30 million people are feared to be affected from impending flood and rains. 1.46 million people would have to be shifted in camps in case of emergency. The Senate committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senator Sadia […]

Nation requires unanimous support to fight against polio

Today is the last day of a three-day nation-wide polio campaign and the vaccination teams made efforts to reach out to each and every child of the country but it is not enough to eradicate the disease. Regrettably, the most vulnerable region, FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), is again being left out due to a […]

HRCP condemns killings of civil society activist in FATA and ‘mob justice’ in Bahawalpur

HRCP condemns killings of civil society activist in FATA and ‘mob justice’ in Bahawalpur Lahore, July 5: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the assassination of Farida Afridi, who worked for an organisation working for women’s welfare, in Jamrud, Khyber Agency, as well as reports of a man accused of desecrating religious […]

Parliament is a supreme institution: PM Raja Pervez Ashraf

Terming parliament as mother of all institutions, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said the country’s solidarity and destiny lies in accepting of its sanctity and supremacy unreservedly. Addressing Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) parliamentarians from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA), the premier urged all the institutions to work within their defined spheres. […]

Raja Pervez Ashraf to be next Prime Minister of Pakistan

At long last, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) after consultation with coalition partners on Friday announced to nominate Raja Pervez Ashraf as its candidate for the slot of premiership. While addressing a much-awaited press conference, Syed Khurshid Shah announced that Raja Pervez Ashraf, the former minister for water and power will be the unanimous candidate […]

Officials to hold talks with Taliban on ban of polio vaccine

In order to convince insurgents in the tribal areas to lift a ban on polio vaccination campaigns imposed in protest at US drone attacks, Pakistani officials decided to hold talks with the Taliban. Last week, local militant leader Hafiz Gul Bahadur put a ban on the anti-polio campaign in North Waziristan. An official while speaking […]

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan asks Mehsud tribes to leave South Waziristan

In view of an ongoing war in the FATA (Federally Administrated Tribal Agency), the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) issued final warning to the local residents to leave South Waziristan at the earliest. According to the media reports, the TTP issued a pamphlet in South Waziristan, issuing final forewarning to the local tribes. Appealing to all residents […]

Sherry Rehman terms Leon Panetta’s remarks unhelpful

Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has criticized statements given by US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta, saying these remarks would reduce the space for narrowing differences between the two countries. Embassy of Pakistan issued a statement in reply to the remarks of US Defence Secretary in which strongest language used l to […]

Haqqani Network is a big threat to Pakistan: Gen Dempsey

US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has said that the Haqqani Network was as big a threat to Pakistan as it was to Afghanistan and the United States. Speaking to the media, the US military chief said they had not been able to find common ground on that and that was frustrating. […]


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