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Islam Gul

Islam Gul
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A senior journalist based at Peshawar, covering tribal areas.
FATA YOUTH

Alarming; Youth are prone to drugs in tribal areas

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.
Disable Persons in FATA

Government is slothful towards helpless disable persons in Fata

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.
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.
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.
Ghani Shinwari

Ghani Shinwari; a ‘labourer’, unsung hero of Martial Art from Fata

Ghani Shinwari works on daily wages in Torkham on Pak-Afghan border. In after noon, he comes to a Martial Art Academy; a big hall located in an old building in Landi Kotal Bazzar of Khyber Agency.
Census

Fata’s displaced people have deep concerns over 6th census

Fata’s people, especially Political and Social Activists are raising questions and shown deep- reservations over the sixth census-2017.
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.
Sikh in Fata

FATA’s displaced minorities seek relief, Inclusion of Sikhism in census

Minorities follow same traditions and lifestyle as common tribal people do but they face problems more than the Muslim majority tribal do.
Imtiaz Gul

FATA – A victim of vested political interests

A big majority categorically favoured the FATA merger with KP, saying this was natural and logical in view of the geographical contiguity and historical ethnic linguistic links between the two regions.
Ijaz Khan

A FATA-L delay

If the change is announced after a few months, it will face more problems than it would have faced earlier. Dragging feet on Fata’s merger with KP will have negative political implications for the state of Pakistan.