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

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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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Militant killed in Pakistan

Updated 06 August 2018
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Militant killed in Pakistan

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Aug. 6 – The Hindu states that a militant linked to the Pakistan Taliban was killed on Monday by the security forces during a gunbattle in the country’s restive northwest region, according to security sources. Naseebur Rahman, associated with Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, was killed in Jani Khel area of Bannu district during an operation in the area. For more than a decade, the inaccessible mountainous tribal area of North Waziristan was home to a swirling array of violent jihadists.

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