News and reports from the tribal areas of Pakistan

Khalid Mehmood

Compensation cheques distributed among IDPs in Khyber Agency

Compensation cheques would be handed over to rest of suffered families belonging to the IDPs of Tirah and Bara areas in near future.

Fata Super League T20 cricket tournament kicks off in Jamrud

Two tribal children an eight years old Thelessmia patient, Hamad Afridi and a cancer patient, Fakhir jointly inaugurated the sports event by hitting ball with bats.

Opening ceremony of Fata Super League T20 in Jamrud today

Total 24 teams have been divided in four different groups to be played on four different venues including South Waziristan, Khurram, Bajaur and Khyber Agencies.

Major, 3 soldiers, 5 militants killed in Orakzai, South Waziristan

Four including a major and three soldiers embraced martyrdom in clashes with the insurgents in volatile Orakzai and South Waziristan agencies.
Torkham Truck

Torkham border resumed practically after 32 days

The border was opened at 7:00 am and pedestrians as well as all transport loaded commodities vehicles on either side of the border to cross it.

Torkham border not reopened for movement after PM announcement

Administration has said that they have not received any written notification to resume the movement across the border however they will be reopened after formal notification.

Torkham border blockade deprives Afghan students of taking SSC exam

Because of the blockade of the border since February 17, all the students across the border had been absent of their classes as they had not been permitted to enter into Pakistan via Torkham border.

APA S. Waziristan vows to provide better services in health department

APA was visiting hospitals and basic health units (BHUs) in different villages of Wana. He ordered to take serious actions against the absent staff in the health centers.
JUI Mohmand

JUI-F demands separate province status, ‘Sharia law’ for FATA

JUI-F FATA chapter held a public rally in the agency headquarters Ghalanai in front of Mohmand Press Club against FCR law where the leaders appreciated the FATA reforms. The leaders claimed that FATA’s merger into KP is against the will of tribal people.

Heroin smuggled from Afghanistan seized at Torkham border

A bid of smuggling of heroin from Afghanistan to Pakistan was foiled when the custom official recovered huge cache of the contraband item from truck at Torkham border.
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.