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ECP announced results for 5 constituencies of FATA

  Islamabad, May 13: The Election Commission of Pakistan officially declared polling results of five out of twelve National Assembly seats for Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan that witnessed historic party based elections and women participation in electoral process after political reforms of 2011 spearheaded by previous governing parties PPP and ANP precisely rejected in FATA in recent e ...

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Anti-Drone stance worked: PTI emerged victorious in KP

  Peshawar, May 12: The electorates of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have kept alive their electoral traditions by bringing significant political change in the province and voted for the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) led Imran Khan in the May 11 general elections. According to unofficial results, PTI has been emerged as single largest political party in the province by grabbing 27 provincial seats so far. The par ...

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FATA: JUI-F rally attacked, 23 killed; 4000 security personnel to provide security

  Islamabad, May 7:The political gathering of JamiatUlema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) was attacked,and at least 23 people killed and 47 others injured, targeting a candidate in Kurram Agency. This is not only the first major attack on any political rally in Federally Administered Tribal Area but also first major attack on the JUI-F that advocates predominantly religious ideology. The occurrence took place aro ...

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State could host only 10% of FATA IDPs; More facilities demanded

  Islamabad, May 01: Caretaker Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ahmer Bilal Sufi said that people should be aware of Pakistan’s international commitments to tackle the issue of extremism and radicalization. The Minister added that Pakistan is the signatory of quite a few international treaties to counter terrorism which has legal obligations on the state of Pakistan, hence “W ...

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Debate among MNA candidates broadcasted

  Islamabad, April 23, 2013: Candidates for National Assembly from NA 45 constituency in Khyber Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Area held a debate broadcasted by a local radio channel while discussing the issues pertaining to political reforms, security and violation in election campaign process, FRC learnt. “I don’t see any significant impact after the extension of the Political Parties Order ...

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Political administration enjoys immunity from accountability in FATA

  Islamabad Jan, 30: Freedom of expression especially among women is absent and political administration and authorities enjoy immunity from all sorts of accountability in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), says FRC research report. Fata Research Centre launched its latest research study titled ‘Extremism and Radicalization: State of Governance in FATA’ along with ‘Annual Security Report’ and ...

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ECP, NADRA Urged to Take Steps for Fair Elections in FATA

  ISLAMABAD, Jan 8: As political parties prepare to participate in elections in FATA for the first time in history, the Political Parties Joint Committee on FATA Reforms (FATA Committee) highlights five key concerns that require urgent action by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to ensure fair, transparent and accessible general elections in FATA. The key recommendations of the Committee include urg ...

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Time to change the cliché “Pashtun is a martial nation”

  Islamabad December 27: Pashtun culture has undergone several changes manifested in folklore, art and literature since the advent of violence and fundamentalism in the region especially after Pakistan’s participation in the US lead ‘war on terror’. These views were expressed by the speakers in a seminar “Extremism and Radicalization in FATA: Impacts on Culture” held by FATA Research Center here at a l ...

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Malala became victim of state’s counter terrorism strategy

ISLAMABAD, October 11 : FATA Research Center in an in house session condemned the incident of militancy in which National Peace Award winner Malala Yousafzai was shot and seriously injured. FRC in house session was held on Wednesday at seminar hall at FRC Headquarters Islamabad. Mr Mansoor Khan Mehsood Director Administration and Research termed this incident as ‘symbolic’. “Taliban tried to give message of ...

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FATA General Elections to Flourish Democracy: Security, Equally Important

ISLAMABAD, September 12:  Holding of free, fair and transparent election is impossible in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) until and unless adequate security measures are undertaken for the whole election process including campaigns, this was the crux of the seminar organized by FATA Research Center here at Islamabad. FRC organized the seminar in collaboration with Iqra University on the topic ...

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