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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’s 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’s convention on FATA. “The 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 — 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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Govt committed to FATA’s mainstreaming, merger: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said Federal and Provincial governments were unanimously committed for mainstreaming of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and its merger with Khyber Pukhtunkhwa to ensure its development. Talking to a delegation (Jirga) of youth wings of political parties belonging to FATA here, the Prime Minister said the high-level…

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Islamabad, Fata T20 Cup match washed out

ISLAMABAD: The match of the National Twenty20 Cup 2017-18 between Islamabad Region and Fata Region was washed out due to rain on Tuesday at Pindi Stadium Rawalpindi. Now both teams of Islamabad and Fata will share one point each. – APP

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Thick smog prevails over Punjab plains, KPK

ISLAMABAD: Thick smog continued to blanket plain areas of Punjab and some parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday morning. According to Control Room of Motorway Police, Motorway M-2 from Balkasar to Lahore, M-3 from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and M-4 from Faisalabad to Gojra are closed for all kind of traffic due to dense smog…

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Rain likely over hilly areas in KPK, Fata, Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in North-East Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan while isolated rain-thunderstorm in D.G. Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur and Sahiwal divisions during the next twelve hours. Dense foggy/smoggy conditions are expected in plain areas of Punjab during…

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Raza Rabbani for early mainstreaming of FATA

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has said that mainstreaming of FATA must be done at the earliest and the people may be given access to basic human rights as citizens of the country. He said that the people of FATA must have access to the Supreme and High Courts as well as enjoying other…

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Over 90 percent of FATA TDPs returned to their native areas

ISLAMABAD: Ninety five percent Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have returned to their native areas. According to FATA Disaster Management Authority, three hundred and twenty thousand families of Temporarily Displaced Persons have gone back to their areas. The remaining seventeen thousand TDPs families belonging to North Waziristan and Khyber…

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PM reiterates FATA’s mainstreaming

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday reiterating his commitment for the merger of FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) said work was being done on fast-track basis to take required legal and administrative measures for this purpose. In a meeting with Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Iqbal Zafar Jhagra here at the PM Office, the…

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Nawaz wants imposition of martial law: Imran Khan

PESHAWAR: PTI chief Imran Khan alleged on Thursday that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif wanted the imposition of martial law in the country. Speaking to media personnel at Chief Minister House in Peshawar, PTI chief Imran Khan said he could not fathom the imposition of martial law in the country. “I don’t hear any voices…

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Peace wins in North Waziristan: COAS

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday hailed the successful conduct of a historic match in the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency. “Peace has won in North Waziristan,” General Bajwa said, according to ISPR. The army chief thanked Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Peshawar Zalmi, two teams, media, admins and…

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MSF asked to close medical activities in Kurram Agency

After 14 years of working in Kurram district, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is withdrawing from the area. The authorities have refused to issue a no objection certificate (NoC), without providing any explanation. Without a valid NoC, MSF cannot continue to provide medical services in Kurram Agency, which…

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Cabinet approves bill aimed at extending jurisdiction of apex courts to FATA

ISLAMABAD: As a major step towards mainstreaming of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the federal cabinet on Tuesday approved placing of a bill before the Parliament that seeks to extend jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Islamabad High Court to the tribal areas. The decision was taken during meeting of the federal cabinet with Prime Minister…

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