FATA

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.
Tirah

Political Administration demolishes house in Khyber Agency

The Khyber Agency political administration demolished the house of a proclaimed offender Sheharyar Afridi in Nawy Abadi village of Jamrud tehsil on Wednesday.

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.
Parachinar

Twin blasts kills 45, injures 284 in Parachinar, Kurram Agency

People were busy in shopping for Eid in the evening when the blasts targeted Turi Market near Karman Adda, government sources said.
Cow

Mysterious disease kills 71 animals in Kurram Agency

The diseased is seemed to be spread because of the anthrax infection among the effected animals. Blood samples of animals have been sent to laboratories in Peshawar.
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.
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.

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.
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.