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In a Historic Bipartisan Spirit, Lawmakers Vote For Merger Of Tribal Areas With Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Observers consider the merger move timely and in the best national interest May 24, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The 31st constitutional amendment bill was approved in the National Assembly Thursday regarding the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The historic bill for the much-awaited merger was tabled in the lower house of Parliament after bipartisan agreement between the treasury and the opposition benches — it was thereafter passed with a 229-11 vote in favor. The bill was presented by Law Minister Chaudhary Mahmood Bashir Virk withRead More

Maulana Fazlur Rehman Parts Ways With Ruling Party PML-N Over FATA-KP Merger Issue

May 19, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday announced that his party JUI-F had decided to part ways with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over the implementation of reforms in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) straddling Afghanistan’s eastern border. Strongly opposing the 13th Amendment Bill, Rehman termed the reforms a global conspiracy. The JUI-F chief claimed that the government had backed off from the promise it made with their party for not going ahead with the merger; not going ahead with Rewaj Act and not announcing theRead More

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Signs MoU With Chinese Firm to Produce Waste to Energy

May 19, 2018 (BE2C2) — A Chinese government state-owned company has agreed to install a plant to produce energy from municipal waste in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for this purpose between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and the Chinese government in Peshawar on Saturday. About 12-megawatt electricity will be produced from the 900 tons of waste/day plant to be located in district Mardan. Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak who was also present on the occasion, said the provincial government has offered specialRead More

Annual Qarlasht Festival Kicks Off in Chitral–Pakistan’s Northernmost Tourist Resort (PICS)

In order to encourage youth to take part in healthy activities the DC Chitral personally undertook rock climbing. (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A four-day festival kicked off on Thursday in Chitral, the northernmost part of Pakistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Chitral, the largest district of KP, shares border with Gilgit-Baltistan to the east, with Kunar, Badakshan and Nuristan provinces of Afghanistan to the north and west, and with the KP districts of Swat and Dir to the south. A narrow strip of Wakhan Corridor separates the mountain top tourism locale from TajikistanRead More