News and reports from the tribal areas of Pakistan

Mirza Ala Market

Market dynamited as punishment under FCR in South Waziristan

Mirza Alam Market (plaza) was dynamited as a punishment for a bomb blast which killed an army officer during a search operation earlier this week.

No safe heavens for militants in Pakistan after success in Zarb-e-Azb; Nisar

Pakistan wants brotherly relations with the neighbor country of Afghanistan and taking strict actions to eliminate terrorism from the country.

Parents afraid to send children to school due to risky building, location

A school teacher told that we have enrolled 90 students due to the risky environment parents doesn’t allow their children to the school

Atta Press Club inaugurated in border area of Mohmand

Khwezai, Biazai tribesmen and Momand Press Club journalists, social activists, and political workers were present on the inauguration ceremony.
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.

Administration, Tribal elders demolish militants houses in Mohmand Agency

Local administration handed over 12 wanted men list to the elders of Haleemzai tribal elders to demolish their houses.

FATA Grand Alliance rejects ‘Merge FATA in KP’

FATA Grand Alliance demanded the tribal areas as a new province of Pakistan otherwise reforms in the FCR and opposed the 'merge FATA in KP' campaign, in a Jirga held on Sunday.
Orakzai IDPs

Third phase of IDPs’ return to Upper Orakzai Agency continues

The tribesmen of Rabiakhel, Daradar Mamazai, Khaniki Sheikhan and Mamuzai tribes would be sent back to their native areas in the ongoing process.

Abducted labourers of Gomal Zam dam released

Political Administration confirmed, release of 21 abducted labourers who were kidnapped from Gomal Zam dam, South Waziristan on October 23.
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."
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.