Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Pakistan building 'Berlin Wall' along Afghanistan border; Kabul opposes move

Pakistan building 'Berlin Wall' along Afghanistan border; Kabul opposes move

Tense relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan boiled over in two divided villages in May during Pakistan`s census survey. 

Oct 10, 2017, 18:37 PM IST

Pakistan kicks out medical charity MSF from country's tribal region

MSF works out of two health facilities in the Kurram district of Pakistan`s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) region, which has been plagued by militancy over the past decade and was the location of many US drone strikes targeting commanders from al Qaeda and other militant groups.

Sep 14, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

Pakistan heading towards 'international isolation': Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa minister

Speaking to the media on Saturday, Sherpao said that this issue needs to be addressed and warned that Pakistan was destined to be internationally isolated if the federal government continued to ignore this reality.

Jul 09, 2017, 11:20 AM IST

Grant or loan: US keeps options open on military aid to Pakistan

Last year, the US assistance to Pakistan under the state department budget was USD 534 million, which included USD 225 million towards foreign military funding.

May 24, 2017, 12:18 PM IST

Pak govt approves merger of FATA with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan government on Thursday approved the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province to bring the impoverished and politically deprived tribal region at par with the rest of the country.

Mar 02, 2017, 19:30 PM IST

Over 8,500 killed in Pakistan due to terrorism in five years: Govt

Over 8,500 civilians and security personnel have been killed in Pakistan due to terrorism in the last five years, according to the Interior Ministry.

Nov 28, 2015, 14:41 PM IST

Gen Sharif did not discuss 'Indian dossiers' in US: Pak Army

Pakistan Army Chief did not discuss with the US leadership the dossiers about alleged Indian interference in his country during his recent visit to Washington.

Nov 23, 2015, 15:42 PM IST

Two new polio cases reported in Pakistan

Two new polio cases were reported in Khyber Agency on Tuesday, taking the total number of registered cases in Pakistan this year to 32.

Sep 08, 2015, 17:01 PM IST

Pakistan drops case against ex-CIA station chief over drone attack

Police in Islamabad on Thursday dropped a case against a former CIA station chief over his alleged role in the death of two people in a 2009 US drone attack in Pakistan's restive northwest.

Apr 30, 2015, 18:18 PM IST

Anti-terror offensive to continue: Pakistan Army chief

Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, who is currently visiting the US, has told top American military and political leaders that his country`s security forces will continue their offensive against militant groups in the tribal regions.

Nov 20, 2014, 11:52 AM IST

Polio virus finds two new victims in Pakistan

 Two new cases of polio were reported from Pakistan today, taking the total number of those affected this year with the crippling disease to 160, officials said.

Sep 18, 2014, 12:36 PM IST

Six die as school van blown up in Pakistan

At least six people, including three children, were killed Tuesday when their school van was blown up in Pakistan`s Bajaur Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Aug 19, 2014, 11:56 AM IST

Fleeing Pakistani tribesman consider Afghanistan safer

Over 6,000 people from Pakistan`s North Waziristan province fleeing to Afghanistan to take refuge due to the recent targeted military action, consider the neighbouring country safer than their own, a media report said on Friday.

Jun 13, 2014, 12:16 PM IST

Pak religious groups call for immediate talks with Taliban

Pakistan’s Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has called on the government to immediately initiate talks with the Taliban and stop military operations in the tribal areas.

Dec 23, 2013, 17:51 PM IST

Pakistan to include polio drive on agenda of talks with Taliban

The Pakistan government has decided to include polio vaccination on the agenda of dialogue with the Taliban as 90 per cent of the cases this year have been reported from FATA where the militants have banned vaccinations.

Oct 25, 2013, 12:53 PM IST

Terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan challenge Afghan security: US

The United States has said that safe havens of terrorist in the tribal areas in Pakistan continue to pose challenge to the Afghan security.

Oct 11, 2013, 11:46 AM IST

Nawaz Sharif visits ISI headquarters

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the headquarters of the spy agency ISI to discuss the terms of the new security policy he envisages.

Jul 11, 2013, 18:52 PM IST

Pak Taliban number 2 Wali-ur-Rehman killed in US drone strike

At least six suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan`s lawless North Waziristan tribal region.

May 29, 2013, 15:34 PM IST

US drone strike kills six in Pakistan

A US drone attack killed at least six suspected militants in Pakistan`s lawless North Waziristan tribal region today, the first such strike since the country`s general elections and the announcement of a new policy for the use of the CIA-operated spy planes by President Barack Obama.

May 29, 2013, 10:27 AM IST

Pakistan arrested American who was killed by drone

The Obama administration revealed that Jude Kenan Mohammad died in a US drone strike in Pakistan`s tribal region.

May 23, 2013, 23:32 PM IST