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  ISLAMABAD (NNI): The army said that fighter jets bombed positions of militants in North Waziristan tribal region and killed 40 local and foreign militants. The Frontier Post DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The district administration is facing shortage of relief goods meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency. Dawn Share It Hide Sites
  ISLAMABAD (NNI): The army said that fighter jets bombed positions of militants in North Waziristan tribal region and killed 40 local and foreign militants. The Frontier Post ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the law and order and security situation in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was precarious but it was not getting the [...]

KARACHI: Two more police cases surfaced in Karachi on Wednesday increasing the total number of cases in the country to 164.

The first case was confirmed from Union Council number 8 of Gadap Town where a 10-month old boy, Umar, son of Akramullah, tested positive for the virus. This is the fourth case from the same union council.

In the second case, a 22-month old girl, Hajra, daughter of Amir Khan, tested positive from Union Council number 7 of Orangi Town. This is the second case from this union council.

So far this year, 115 cases have been reported from Federally Administered Tribal Area (Fata), 29 from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 14 from Sindh, three from Balochistan and two from Punjab.

Dr Durre Naz Jamal, Deputy Programme Manager Sindh for Expanded Programme on Immunisati...

ISLAMABAD: The government needs to commit to the universal obligation of provision of basic social services and security benefits to citizens to build their resilience against multiple risks and vulnerabilities. This was the consensus among development practitioners and panelists at the launch of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) human development report (HDR) 2014 here on Wednesday.

They also called for taking measures to rehabilitate the more than one million internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan and other areas besides improving administrative capacities for the sustainability of steps regarding their revival and rehabilitation.

According to the report, staggering rates of poverty, high inequality and frequent natural disasters and ...

Imran Khan has irritated some in the drawing rooms of Pakistan with his rather disconcerting tactics and fiery rhetoric. However, with a Zulfikar Ali Bhutto-type method to his madness, he has struck a deep chord among the masses of Pakistan aiming for meaningful and effective democracy from the grassroots level upwards. For every vote lost in the drawing rooms, he is possibly getting thousands more from those who have no drawing rooms. Flood victims protesting Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif’s visits and the recent PIA incidents are symbolic that the general public is reacting. Galvanised by his message, the youth are joining the electoral rolls in droves, the demography is on his side.

The electronic media perceptions of Shaikh Rasheed whispering sweet nothings in his...

  MIRANSHAH: Twenty militants and four personnel of the Tochi Scouts Wing of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) were killed and another sustained injuries when Afghanistan-based militants attacked the Dandi Kach checkpost in Spinwam Tehsil in North Waziristan Agency. The News ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the government was trying its best to ensure [...]
  MIRANSHAH: Twenty militants and four personnel of the Tochi Scouts Wing of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) were killed and another sustained injuries when Afghanistan-based militants attacked the Dandi Kach checkpost in Spinwam Tehsil in North Waziristan Agency. The News LANDIKOTAL: Security forces claimed to have killed 23 militants in air strikes by the [...]

PESHAWAR: 

The severe forms of hepatitis can be potentially fatal and those in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa suffering from the disease remain helpless against it due to an acute shortage of interferon, the recognised pharmaceutical therapy for hepatitis B and C.

According to a K-P health department official, the shortage of interferon has created several health problems for patients.

The official, requesting anonymity, said last year interferon vials worth Rs250 million were purchased for hospitals and health care centres, but were found to be substandard when tested at a private laboratory.

On February 6, 2013, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) took suo motu notice of the purchase and the supply of such a large amount of substandard injections. The then Anti-Corruption Establishme...

  Miranshah, Sep 16: The miscreants have attacked security check post here on Tuesday morning in Spin-warm tehsil of North Waziristan Agency, NWA, where according to last reports both the parties have been inflicted with high damages in the encounter, FRC learnt. A militant group with the name of Lashkar-e-Jarrar have claimed the responsibility of [...]
  RAWALPINDI: The latest military air strikes on Monday killed at least 15 suspected militants in the North Waziristan tribal region, according to military’s media wing. The News,  Dawn PESHAWAR: The internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Khyber, Mohmand and Bajaur agencies have warned to block the Motorway, GT road and Bara Road if the government [...]
  RAWALPINDI: The latest military air strikes on Monday killed at least 15 suspected militants in the North Waziristan tribal region, according to military’s media wing. The News,  Dawn PESHAWAR: The victory of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat PK-68 Dera Ismail Khan-V reaffirmed the importance of electables even in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, [...]
  Islamabad, Sep 15, 2014: The former President of Press Club Miranshah, Malik Mumtaz (Late) has been nominated as the winner of RMNP Sadiq Press Freedom Award 2014 owing to his courage and dedication to his profession, FRC learnt. His son Mohammad Suleman Khan was awarded the cash prize of PKR 60,000 during a ceremony [...]
  PESHAWAR: As expected, Punjabi Taliban leader Asmatullah Muavia’s statement renouncing the use of force and stopping attacks in Pakistan has been denounced by a factional commander who questioned Muavia’s credentials and authority. The News MIRANSHAH: Three personnel of the paramilitary Frontier Corps were killed and two others were wounded when unidentified persons fired rockets [...]

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor’s Secretariat may have taken a step after decades to hold political agents of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) accountable for their expenditure yet the long-awaited move is ineffective so far…

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While the colonial rulers who created FCR had left this land over 67 years ago, the successive rulers, both military and civilian, considered it an important legal instrument for ruling the tribal people. The Frontier Crimes…

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As floods continue to wreak havoc in Punjab, thousands of troops, police and other emergency personnel have been deployed to deliver drinking water, blankets and other relief supplies using helicopters and boats.

Get all the updates of the ongoing floods here. All stories relating to Monsoon 2014 can be found on this trend page as well.

September 18, 3:53pm

Bilawal is moving towards the flood victims on foot as his vehicle remains stuck in the mud, according to Express News.

The PPP patron-in-chief is all smiles despite wading through the muddy water, and is surrounded by people.

Express News screengrab of Bilawal wading through the water.

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September 18, 3:18pm

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) P...

Readers, as you know, the Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO) law has been approved by Pakistan’s National Assembly for a temporary and specific period of time. But the intensity with which this law is being opposed and…

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Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have been staging demonstrations in the capital Islamabad and the ensuing political crisis has captivated and monopolized the Pakistani media’s attention since mid-August.  At the same time, the Pakistani press has scarcely…

FATA Reforms | News and resources on reforms for Pakistan's tribal areas

PESHAWAR: Fata Reforms Commission headed by Ejaz A Qureshi Former Chief Secretary held a number of meetings with important groups representing Fata. The recent group meetings included interaction with Fata Lawyers Forum Tribal Maliks and professionals…

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Below are a selection of quotes from comments submitted by FATA Reforms website readers. To send us your comments, click on the following link: http://fatareforms.org/feedback Updated September 5, 2014 M. Ilyas Afridi, student, Khyber Agency: The FATA Reforms website…

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