FATA

News and reports from the tribal areas of Pakistan

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.
IDPs

South Waziristan IDPs are in need of more development after repatriation

Lack of facilities and insufficient resources may hinder development and reconstruction process in the operation-ravaged areas of South Waziristan Agency
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.
Taj Muhammad

Reforms were aimed to bring development to FATA; business tycoon senator Taj Muhammad Afridi

"We would strongly recommend to government to allocate funds for the mega projects in FATA to produce electricity which could overcome the power crisis in Pakistan."
Hameed Ullah

Young scientist of S. Waziristan wins Pak-France Joint research project

Dr. Hameed Ullah from Hazar University, Pakistan and Dr. Pierre Bonnet from Institute of Chemistry Clermont-Ferrand, France have submitted their projects.
Tirah

Beautiful Tirah valley needs attention of authorities

The beauty queen of Khyber Agency “Tirah Valley” of brave Pashtuns has been badly affected during a long time terrorism and extremism in recent past.
Muhammad Ibrahim

Deciding the fate of Fata, the best option?

Merge Fata, Create a separate province, make a Gilgit Baltistan alike Fata Council and conduct a referendum in Fata are the possible four option for deciding the fate of tribal people.
Ayoub Khan

How much Pashtuns are responsible for their plight

This article reviews the current situation of Pashtuns of both countries Pakistan and Afghanistan and the nature and structures of Pashtun society.