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Confrontation among institutions will not serve country: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that limit of every institution is defined in the constitution and they will have to remain within them. Responding to a point of order in the National Assembly, he said any confrontation among institutions will not serve the country. He said that according to news reports, today…

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ECP to display initial list of delimitation of constituencies on Feb 28: Senate told

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Ahmed Sheikh Monday apprised the Senate that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would display an initial list of delimitation of constituencies on February 28. Opposing a resolution regarding delimitation of National Assembly constituencies in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) for general election 2018 moved by Sajjad Hussain…

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Two suicide bombers killed in Bajaur operation: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Security forces foiled major terrorist action in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad and FATA, according to Pakistan Army‚Äôs public relations department. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a successful Intelligence based operation (IBO) was conducted in Bajaur to track down two suicide bombers entering from Afghanistan through Kagha pass in Bajaur Agency. The Afghan based TTP…

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Pakistan does not want aid from US but trade, says Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said the United States’ unilateral operations in Pakistan will be a “red line” for bilateral relations between the two countries. In an interview to CNN, he reiterated that the people of Pakistan “are dignified” and Islamabad desires friendship with Washington based on mutual trust and respect. Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan…

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PCB recruitment criteria questionable : official

ISLAMABAD: Employment criterion of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has raised grave concern for citizens as it was giving undue favour to a specific region, an official said on Tuesday. An official on request of anonymity disclosed that the board’s anomaly has been discussed and question was raised among members for giving extra favour to Punjab…

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China, UNDP sign accord to support crisis-affected areas of FATA, Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan have signed a $4 million agreement to provide assistance over four months in those areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan that have¬†been affected by natural and human-made crises.¬† ¬† The ‚ÄúChina South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund for the Recovery Project in FATA…

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Hangu drone strike was on individual target morphed into Afghan Refugees: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army said that a drone strike carried out on 24 January in Spintal area of Hangu district was on individual target who had morphed into Afghan refugees and not any organised terrorists sanctuary which has already been eliminated. According to a pres statement issued by the ISPR, media wing of Pakistan army, out…

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ECP notifies parliament share for districts, agencies, FATA, Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, Jan 17 (APP):The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday notified the share of districts, agencies, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Islamabad Capital Territory in the National Assembly and provincial assembly seats in the light of provisional results of the population census, 2017. The ECP, in a notification, said that in pursuance of…

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Bilawal Bhutto felicitates FATA on extension of SC, HC jurisdiction

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Friday extended felicitations to the people of Federally-Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) on the passage of The Supreme Court and High Court (Extension of Jurisdiction to Fata) Bill 2017 from the National Assembly of Pakistan. “Extension of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and High Court jurisdictions to the…

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Gulalai upset after being denied opportunity to sit on stage at JUI dharna

ISLAMABAD: Estranged PTI leader Ayesha Gulalai became upset after she was prohibited from sitting on the stage with other JUI-F leaders during a sit-in protest in the federal capital, on Saturday.¬† According to details, Ayesha Gulalai was on her way to join leaders of the JUI-F who were sitting on the stage. The protest was…

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Malala throws weight behind FATA’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday urged the Pakistani government to expedite FATA’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.¬† In a video message shared from her Twitter account, the activist stated that the people of FATA had been deprived of their basic human rights. “I urge the government to take steps…

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Pakistan army fully supports mainstreaming of FATA: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday interacted with Federally Administered Tribal Areas’ (FATA) delegations of tribal elders and youth jirga at Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR). The COAS held detailed discussions with both the delegations, separately, an ISPR statement issued here said. The delegations acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s sacrifices,…

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FATA-KP Merger: JI Long March entering Islamabad today

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami‚Äôs long-march will enter Islamabad today (Tuesday) to press the federal government for merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa before 2018. According to our correspondent, the march, kicked off on Sunday from Bab-e-Khyber of the Khyber Agency, will enter Islamabad via Faizabad (Rawalpindi) where JI chief Senator Sirajul Haq is expected…

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Imran Khan demands FATA’s merger with KP before 2018

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, has urged the PML-N federal government to ensure the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before 2018 general elections, Samaa reported Saturday. This he demanded while addressing PTI‚Äôs convention on FATA. ‚ÄúThe government must take steps to merge FATA with KP before the 2018…

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National T20 Cup 2017-18: Lahore down FATA to set up final clash with Lahore

RAWALPINDI: Lahore Blues defeated FATA in the second semi-final of the National Twenty20 Cup¬† 2017-18 at Rawalpindi on Wednesday, Samaa reported. LIVE UPDATES FATA INNINGS END OF OVER:20 | 13 Runs | FATA: 211/8 (lost by 10 runs) END OF OVER:19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | FATA: 198/8 (24 runs required from 6 balls)…

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ICRC in agreement for health services in Fata

PESHAWAR: The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) has agreed to work for improving health and education facilities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). A spokesman of FATA Disaster Management Authority told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that a memorandum of understanding has recently been signed with the ICRC for this purpose. The ICRC will…

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Imran Khan files petition in SC seeking merger of FATA with KPK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). President Mamnoon Hussain, Ministry of Law, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and FATA Secretariat have been made the respondents of the petition….

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National T20 Cup 2017-18: FATA beat Karachi Whites by 19 runs

RAWALPINDI: FATA defeated Karachi Whites by 19 runs in their National T20 Cup 2017-18 match at Rawalpindi on Wednesday. UPDATES KARACHI WHITES INNINGS END OF OVER:20 | 8 Runs | Karachi Whites: 200/5 (lost by 19 runs) END OF OVER:19 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | Karachi Whites: 192/5 (require 28 runs to win) WICKET:…

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National T20 Cup 2017-18 live updates: Lahore Blues vs FATA

RAWALPINDI: Lahore Blues is playing against Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in their National Twenty20 Cup 2017-18 fixture at Rawalpindi on Monday. LIVE UPDATES FATA INNINGS Lahore Region Blues win by 19 runs #LHRBvFATA #NationalT20Cup ‚ÄĒ PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 20, 2017 END OF OVER:20 | 23 Runs 1 Wkt | FATA: 158/7 (lost by…

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National T20 Cup 2017-18: Lahore Region Whites thrash FATA by 41 runs

RAWALPINDI: Lahore Region Whites clinched a comfortable 41-run win over FATA Region in their National T20 Cup 2017-18 fixture at Rawalpindi, Samaa reported. Watch out for Pakistan National T20 Cup 2017 KHI W vs RWL Live Score Update LIVE UPDATES FATA INNINGS OVER: 18.3 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | 172/10 (lose by 41 runs)…

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It starts snowing in Murree again

MURREE: Weather in Pakistan has all of a suddent took a turn towards the winter after first showers that lashed several parts of Pakistan including Balochistan, Fata, Khyber Pakhunkhwa and Islamabad. It has again started snowing in Malka-e-Kohsar Murree, giving all the fresh look to the the heaven on earth. It was in the dark…

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