News and reports from the tribal areas of Pakistan

TTP lists five including Imran Khan as mediators in peace talks

TTP listed PTI chief Imran Khan, JUI-S chief Maulana Samiul Haq, Maulana Abdul Aziz, JI's provincial chief Professor Muhammad Ibrahim and JUI-F’s Mufti Kifayatullah to mediate peace talks with government selected committee.

North Waziristan Air strikes on social media

Journalists and common users on social media expressed their reaction on the fresh military air strikes in North Waziristan. Many people called it targeted operation and appreciated.

Youth Business Loans extended to FATA

Chief Coordinator of Prime Minister’s Youth Business Loans Marvi Memon said the loan scheme has been extended to FATA for the economic development and welfare of the area.

Resolving FATA problems, new cell to be established

President Mamnoon Hussain has announced to establish a separate body at president house for the tribal areas of Pakistan. The new cell regarding FATA affairs will work to resolve the problems of the FATA.

Three days polio drive kicked off in FATA

Secretary Social Sectors FATA Sardar Muhammad Abbass has said that government was committed to stamping out polio from tribal region and in order to ensure inoculation to every child in FATA local people have been involved in the process.

N. Waziristan! Another polio case reported

This is the second polio case in the passing month December, as NWA is known as one of the most affected area regarding polio. The area is also most volatile and very difficult for polio workers to access.

Local Government elections in FATA, Sherpao demands

Sherpao reiterated his complaint against the federal government of not giving Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa its share of net hydel profits made this year or the previous year.
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.