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TTP claims sending 10 suicide bombers to FATA

TTP claims sending 10 suicide bombers to FATA

KARACHI – The Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat has claimed dispatching a batch of 10 suicide bombers to the Tribal Areas to fight security forces combating militants near the Afghanistan border.
In the latest video message, Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah said, “Four of the suicide bombers have completed their tasks, while a group of another 300 bombers are ready to take their turn.” The video shows 10 young would-be bombers, their faces covered in head-scarves, listening to Fazlullah,

WFP, UN bodies may reduce staff in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA

ISLAMABAD – Owing to serious security concerns, the World Food Programme (WFP) and other UN bodies may reduce their staff in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Tribal Areas in the wake of deadly suicide bombing in Bajaur agency on Thursday.
The WFP closed down its food distribution programme in Bajaur Agency after the suicide attack that killed over 40 people and it will soon go for a security review as far as its other operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other Tribal Areas are

Christmas celebrated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA

PESHAWAR – Christians in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Saturday celebrated Christmas with a pledge to work for Pakistan’s progress, stability and peace.
Main congregations were held in Saint John Cathedral and Michel Catholic, Peshawar where need of tolerance and co-existence in society was emphasised in the Christmas sermon. The churches were decorated with lightings and buntings. Christmas trees were decorated in the Christian households

USAID providing over $142m for FATA rehab

PESHAWAR: Insurgency-hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are being rehabilitated and reconstructed as the law and order situation becomes relatively conducive.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed over $142 million to this effort.
“We want to build bridges to decrease Federally Administrative Tribal Areas’ (FATA) isolation,” USAID Regional Director ED Burglar said while discussing USAID’s involvement in KP with reporters. Provincial

Govt wins FATA legislators’ support on reformed GST

ISLAMABAD: The independent group of legislators from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is likely to support the controversial Reformed General Sales Tax Bill 2010 as talks between the two parties on Thursday succeeded.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani separately met the legislators from FATA. Source told Pakistan Today that the prime minister announced Rs 1 billion to used to set up a gas supply system to FATA, 2000 lugies (turbans)

Militants get their ‘share’ in FATA development funds

PESHAWAR: The militant groups in the volatile Federally Administrated Tribal Agencies (FATA) are taking their ‘share’ from the development funds, it has been learnt reliably.
Sources privy to the matter revealed to Pakistan Today that the militants would not oppose any development work in areas under their complete control once they got their ‘share’. They said the militants were getting 15 to 20 percent of the money being spent in the development projects, which would some times

Liaison committees to be set up in FATA

The government wants to establish more Civil-Military Liaison Committees in all parts of Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) to ensure development activities.
Officials in the FATA Secretariat told Pakistan Today that they had successfully implemented the plan as pilot projects in two FATA agencies, which were giving positive results.
“This is not only a check on the development work but also a support to those tribal people who are fighting the militants