FATA

News and reports from the tribal areas of Pakistan

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.
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
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."

Irregularities revealed in S. Waziristan health department

Appointments in the main headquarter and other small hospitals are decided on the basis of bribes but not merit. Doctors are absent and medicine is not available.
Passport

Pakistani passports, fake ID cards seized at Torkham, smuggling head arrested in Peshawar

On duty officials during routine checking recovered 13 fake id cards and 14 original Pakistani passports from the possession of Afghanistan bound Afghan citizen.
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.
Tirah

Tirah residents, IDPs ask for early compensation of homes

About 90% of houses in volatile area had been effected but no practical step was taken to either compensate them or rehabilitate the IDPs.
Pakistan gate Torkham

No movement across Pak Afghan border without passport; Security forces

visa was not necessary but having of passport copy was must for Pakistani citizens while the local tribal people are exempted from having passport while moving across the border.
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.

Transporters protest against kidnapping of drivers in South Waziristan

Participants of the protest called upon the government to release the kidnapped drivers forthwith and give compensation to their families.
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.