Mehtab stresses need to educate locals in FATA

Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan

Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan has said education is key to help resolve issues faced by tribespeople of Federally Administered Tribal Areas. He was speaking at an event organised at a hotel in the city on Thursday to discuss peace in Fata. The ceremony was arranged by Wana Welfare Association (WAWA) to award certificates and […]

Budget analysis: FATA in need of 8,751 schools


The Federally Administered Tribal Areas require 13,407 primary and secondary government-owned schools whereas the number of existing schools stands at 4,656. This was stated in a Fata education budget analysis report presented at a seminar in the city on Thursday. A large number of students and teachers from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Fata, civil society members and […]

100 Australian students visit FATA regularly


Acting High Commissioner of Australia Jurek Juszczyk said over a 100 students raised and educated in his country have been found visiting the Federally Administered Tribal (FATA) Areas frequently. Arriving at Radio Pakistan Peshawar’s studios to observe the production of Centre for Research and Security Studies programme Sabawoon on Tuesday, Juszczyk said, “Radicalisation today stands […]

Action against absent headmasters demanded in FATA

Khyber Pass Peshawar - Pukhtoogle (2)

The officials of education directorate Fata Secretariat have failed to take action against headmasters of government high schools in Khyber Agency for long absenteeism despite several letters being sent by agency education officer to them, seeking action against them. In this correlation, a letter forwarded by Agency Education Officer (AEO) to education directorate Fata says […]

Cell for FATA Studies along with the UNDP Govt. Act 2013

The UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of LG, Govt of the KP and Cell for FATA Studies, University of Peshawar organized one-day conference on “Civil Engagement in the KP Local Government Act 2013. The conference was addressed by eminent speakers besides Minister for Local Government, Mr. Inayatullah Khan. In his introductory remarks, Dr Syed […]

Young Poet Neelum Afridi dreams to become voice of Tribal Girls

Neelam Afridi

Neelum Afridi, a resident of Bara in Khyber Agency, is a born poet. Her family was shifted to Peshawar before her birth. She grew up with a dream to set up a school in Bara, her hometown beleaguered by militants, and to become voice of tribal women. Graduated from Army Public School (APS), she remained […]

FATA varsity: Too many cooks spoil the broth

The effort to build consensus over the establishment of a university in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) was pushed back further in the Parliament on Tuesday when legislators gave their own viewpoint on the issue. The Parliamentary committee meeting has been called again three days after the body had the same discussion. The Senate […]

Seminar on Students of FATA, KP held at UoP

Officials of University of Peshawar, Research Library Peshawar and Department of Tribal & Home Affairs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a one day seminar entitled “Engaging Youth in De-Radicalization of FATA and KP” urged participants to engage themselves in healthy activities instead of radicalization. A daylong seminar was jointly organized by University of Peshawar, Research Library Peshawar […]

Higher learning: Ajmal Khan urges opening ICU campuses in FATA

FATA Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Azam Khan and Islamia College University Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Ajmal Khan suggested during a meeting on Wednesday that campuses of the institute be extended to the tribal areas. Professor Ajmal Khan remained in captivity of the Taliban for around four years before he was released in 2014. In multiple […]