The Express Tribune: All mainstream political parties hail ‘historic’ FATA, K-P merger bill, except JUI-F

National Assembly of Pakistan. (Photo courtesy: social media)
Updated 25 May 2018
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The Express Tribune: All mainstream political parties hail ‘historic’ FATA, K-P merger bill, except JUI-F

May 25: The Express Tribune report by Asad Zia states that as soon as news emerged that apart from a solitary dissenting voice, the lower house of national parliament had voted overwhelmingly in favour amending the Constitution to merge the colonially divided tribal areas into the mainstream areas of Pakistan, a wave of euphoria over the overturn century-old divisions spread through the region. Congratulatory messages started pouring in from across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) as the news spread through social and mainstream media. There were even reports of celebration in the streets in Parachinar.

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Yeni Safak: Pakistani religious leaders to work for Afghan peace

Updated 06 October 2018
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Yeni Safak: Pakistani religious leaders to work for Afghan peace

October 5 – Yeni Safak states that Pakistan's key religious leaders have assured an Afghan government-sponsored peace council that they will do their part to help end Afghanistan’s decades-long conflict. "We assured the Afghan delegation that we are ready to play a role in bringing peace to Afghanistan," Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, told Anadolu Agency by phone Thursday.

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