FATA

News and reports from the tribal areas of Pakistan

9 militants, 4 security personnel killed in Waziristan

A search operation was carried out in the town located on the border of restive South and North Waziristan

Five ‘militants’ killed in clash with security forces in North Waziristan

Three security personnel also sustained injuries during the clash, and were rushed to the nearby hospital.

Army chief spends first Ramazan with soldiers in Khyber

General Raheel Sharif spent the entire day on Friday with troops and tribal people in Khyber Agency.

Afridi plays exhibition match for IDPs in Bannu

Shahid Khan Afridi lead 'Afridi 11' to victory against 'TDP 11' in an exhibition match organised by the Pakistan Army at the Bakakhel camp in Bannu for the affectees of the North Waziristan operation.

Minorities receive domicile rights in FATA

In a historic move, Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan KP signed a summary in this regard on Saturday.

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.
Zaman Mehsud

Tribal journalist Zaman Mehsud killed in Tank

TTP Commander Qari Saifullah claimed credit for killing Zaman Mehsud, saying Zaman was not giving coverage to Taliban news. Saifullah threatened to kill more journalists.

Two among protesting IDPs killed in firing by forces in Bakakhel

Eight other were injured when the protesting IDPs were not allowed to go outside the camp and troops opened fire to disperse the protesters.

Seven Frontier Corps soldiers killed in South Waziristan border attack

"The terrorists opened heavy fire from across the Pak-Afghan border on a frontier corps checkpost early on Tuesday," the ISPR said.

Security on high alert at Pak Afghan border, Torkham

Extra Khasadar force personnel have been deployed near Pak Afghan border, who have been patrolling twenty four hours near the 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.