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13 scholarships approved for IMSciences students

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PESHAWAR: The Pak-USAID Need-Based Merit Scholarship Programme and IMSciences Fata Need-Based Merit Scholarship Programme have approved a total of 13 fully-funded scholarships, worth Rs 5.5 Million for the financially needy and talented students of IMSciences Peshawar. The News

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Worrying statistics emerge in FATA survey

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PESHAWAR: The latest survey conducted by the FATA Secretariat and the Bureau of Statistics shows that war and extremism has left the tribal belt in tatters. Only 4,000 houses were surveyed in all of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) except North Waziristan, and parts of Khyber and Orakzai agencies and information extracted during this […]

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Tribespeople reliant on militant or foreign radio for news

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PESHAWAR: As reliable news or even some entertainment is hard to come by in Fata, around 71% of tribespeople are solely reliant on radio for their information. These statistics have been revealed in a report called the Fata Development Indicator Household Survey 2013-14. The report will officially be released on Monday (today). The lack of […]

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HRCP wants policy to mitigate problems of IDPs

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ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded the government formulate a comprehensive policy to mitigate the troubles faced by citizens due to displacements. “Pakistan has seen displacements since its inception and the matter continues to become worse as the time passes but there is still no displacement policy,” said I.A. Rehman, the HRCP […]

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$3.1m child health programme to be launched in Fata

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FAISALABAD: The government will launch a programme for promoting child health in selected areas of Fata, with the total estimated cost $3.1 million, with the financial assistance of World Bank. According to an update project report, selection of child health services will be offered to families with children aged 0-24 months in four pilot OSSs, […]

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Senate panel takes up FATA human rights case

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ISLAMABAD: In the first case of its kind taken up by parliament, a Senate panel is deliberating a case of alleged human rights violations by the political administration of Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The family of 18-year-old Maaz Khan has filed a petition at the newly established public petition cell […]

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Significant move: Scholarship amounts raised by almost tenfold for FATA

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PESHAWAR: 0In a significant move, the FATA Secretariat has decided to increase scholarship amounts by almost tenfold for students from the tribal areas enrolled in technical education programmes, including degree courses in engineering. The decision was taken in the ninth FATA Development Working Party (FDWP) meeting held at the secretariat earlier this week. For the […]

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NA committee for programmes on war on terror

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ISLAMABAD: Legislators in the Lower House of Parliament on Friday directed the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage to work for creativity programmes on PTV and attacked organisations for changing the people’s mindset on war on terror. Pakistan is at war and we have to win it, said Marvi Memon, while chairing the NA […]

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PPF Training Workshop For Journalists

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The world focus journalists safety in Pakistan. Islamabad, January 14, 2015; Since Pakistan has become the most dangerous country for journalists, the whole world is focusing it in regards of safety. There are more resources but the stakeholders are on backseat. Press clubs and unions should assess their responsibilities and present their demands to the […]

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Pledge to defend media freedom

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LAHORE: The final day of the three-day-long All Pakistan Women Journalists Convention (APWJC) drew to a close on Sunday with a declaration, authored by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), on the rights of female and male journalists in the country. Addressing a gathering of woman journalists and anchors here at the Lahore Press […]

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Improving education through mobiles

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Sir: There were reports regarding the unavailability of books for Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) students in the current academic year. Countries in Africa have already solved the problem of lack of student resources with the help of mobile phone and telecommunication companies. The ideal solution for the tribal areas would be to have books […]

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Women have to fight harder… – An interactive session with a Pakistani journalist in India

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Gender discrimination cuts across all political and cultural boundaries around the world, as we have seen and studied extensively in India. Knowing this, it was still tremendously surprising to learn how similar the situation is in Pakistan, as a recent talk in Delhi by Kiran Nazish, an eminent young journalist from Pakistan made clear. Kiran […]

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Workshop discusses project activities

PESHAWAR – Radio can play a tremendous role in the mass awareness in the rural areas and the radio activities are required to be enhanced in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) though keeping in view the cultural and traditional values of the region. This was agreed upon in a one-day consultative stakeholder’s workshop to […]

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Representation of Fata women in Parliament demanded

By Hidayat Khan PESHAWAR: Political activists and civil society members staged a protest, outside the Peshawar Press Club on Monday, demanding the representation of women from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) in the Parliament. They were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans for equal rights for women of Fata. Pigeons were also set free […]

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