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‘FATA’ students brave hunger under an open sky

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April 2nd, 2021; By Hamid Riaz & Hassan Raza; LAHORE; Ex-FATA students of Islamiya University Bahawalpur have decided to ‘starve to death’ after negotiations with Punjab Governor for the reinstatement of quotas & scholarships fell apart today.

مذاکرات کامیاب ہو بھی جائیں تو شاید ہمیشہ کی طرح قتل کا معمہ تب...

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;تحریر: فرزانہ علی; پشاور; جانی خیل میں آج ایک بار پھر انتظامیہ اور دھرنا منتظمین کے مابین مذاکرات ہو رہے ہیں جو کہ مذکرات کا آخری مرحلہ بتایا جاتا ہے جسکی کامیابی کی صورت میں دھرنا ختم کیا جائے گا اور ناکامی کی صورت میں مظاہرین اسلام آباد کی طرف روانہ ہونگے-

Students from merged districts forced to protest for reserved seats

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March 19th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Students of the former FATA area continue their sit-in for the 3rd day outside the Governor House Punjab. Students claim that despite a govt notification their University has refused to restore reserved seats of ex-Fata students.

Female aid workers express outrage at Waziristan killings

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February 26th, 2021; Bureau Report; PESHAWAR; Female aid workers say they face violence in homes and are killed when they go out for work as protests express outrage at the killings of their four colleagues in North Waziristan.

Tribesmen in Jandola hold protest to seek compensation

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February 6th, 2021; Bureau Report; PESHAWAR; The Bettani tribesmen have held a protest camp at Jandola town of the district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to call for compensation of damages suffered in the Rah-i-Nijat military operation. Scores of affected tribesmen participated in the protest camp in Jandola on Thursday, calling upon the provincial government to pay compensation for shops and businesses destroyed in the military operation in 2009. “The government has compensated tribal affectees in Khyber Agency, Bajaur and other areas but those from the Bettani tribe in Jandola have been denied any payment,” an affected tribesmen tells Voicepk.net. An affected tribesman, Abdullah, said 700 shops were damaged during the military operation and the affected owners had not been paid any compensation.

شمالی وزیرستان: سیکورٹی فورسز کے ہاتھوں پی ٹی ایم کے کارکن کاگھر تباہ

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بیورو رپورٹ; لاہور; شمالی وزیرستان میں پی ٹی ایم کے مقامی رہنما کے گھر کے سیکورٹی فورسز کے ہاتھوں انہدام اور ایک بچے کی ہلاکت کے خللاف پی ٹی ایم کا پہیہ جام ہڑتال کا اعلان

‘Operations have failed to rid Waziristan of terrorists’

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December 7th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Terrorists are still killing residents in Waziristan despite a decade of security operations in the region, says MPA Mir Kalam Wazir from North Waziristan in a panel discussion with Voicepk.net.

Militancy rises again in Lower Dir

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October 8th, 2020; By Kamran Ali; LOWER DIR; Lower Dir, which once was a hub of TTP is again witnessing a rise in militancy. A banned outfit posted banners in different parts of the city and warned the people against cooperating from the govt.

Students from Ex-Fata & Balochistan Decry Cuts to Education Aid

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September 26th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Students have set-up a protest camp outside the Bahauddin Zakriya University to demand the restoration of their scholarships. Calling it 'a systemic campaign to limit the number of Baloch & Pashtun students coming to universities in Punjab'

Mohmand Militia Demolishes family’s house in for violating tribal law

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September 16th, 2020; By Arshad Mohmand; Mohmand; Incidents of violence by militias in the tribal areas persist even after the merger of FATA. On the 6th of August, a militia sanctioned by a local Jirga destroyed Sabir’s house for violating tribal law. The administration claims incidents have decreased drastically.