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From 179 to zero in four years: FATA’s polio success story

PESHAWAR:  Reeling from a  string of attacks on polio workers, rising militancy with a military operation in the offing and a general public view against polio vaccination leading to thousands of refusals, cases of the crippling virus in 2014 had

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70 years on: Babara incident remembered

PESHAWAR:  Around 70 years after several people had been killed in the Babara village of Charsadda, the incident was remembered on Sunday. The Pakhtun Think Tank, with former home secretary Syed Akhtar Ali Shah in the chair, held a meeting

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96% TDPs returned to native towns after restoration of peace in tribal areas: Jhagra

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that ninety-six percent TDPs have been returned to their native towns after the restoration of peace in tribal areas. In an interview, in Peshawar on Friday, he said efforts are underway

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3,904 killed in FATA suicide bombings during four years

Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch told the Senate on Friday that suicide bomb attacks were responsible for the deaths of 3,904 people Fata in the last four years, reported Express News. In a letter, he further stated that 3,062

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Closed Customs stations will be reopened from February

 The Development work at Ghulam Khan and Kharlachi customs stations has been completed and they will be operational in first week of February . These Customs stations will be opened for all kind of imports and exports of consignments cross

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Philippine woman reaches Kurram Agency for love, seeks Pakistani citizenship

Maryam, a Philippine woman who has converted to Islam and married Imran, a resident of Kurram Agency, moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday for a Pakistani citizenship so that she could stay with her husband. In her petition,

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FATA Reforms bill will soon be introduced: NA informed

The Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch has assured the National Assembly that FATA Reforms bill will soon be introduced in the House. Taking floor of the Lower House, he said that the government is committed to

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KP Education Department merged schools to accommodate students

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has merged 725 schools in the province with schools having higher number of students and that which fall within less than the prescribed criteria for establishment of new schools. The decision was taken in lieu of

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Federal govt to construct dam in Khyber Agency

The federal government has decided to construct a dam in Bara Area of Khyber Agency. In an interview in Peshawar, Manager Planning and Development, FATA Development Authority Ghousur Rehman said feasibility study of the dam has been completed.  The dam

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Pro-govt tribal elder killed in Mohmand Agency IED blast

SHABAQADAR:  The vehicle of a pro-government tribal elder was targeted with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Ambar Tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Saturday. According to the political administration, Malak Ameer Rehman’s vehicle was being driven by his nephew when

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