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  • NAB arrests ex-DG FDMA and assistant on charges of embezzlement

    PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday claimed the arrest of ex-director general (DG) of Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), Arshad Khan, and Irfanullah Khan, ex-assistant director FDMA over charges of misuse of authority and embezzlement in compensation payments according to a press release...

    Arshad Khan was posted as Additional Secretary Home and Tribal Affairs Department with the provincial...

  • ‘Waziristan IDPs to be counted with FDMA help’

    ISLAMABAD: The population and housing census will be conducted as per normal in Fata, except for North and South Waziristan, which are still recovering from the aftermath of military operations...

    Following the completion of the enumeration exercise in ‘Block 1’ of 63 districts, Chief Census Commissioner Asif Bajwa told reporters on Monday that the government had decided to manually count all those who had returned to their homes in...

  • Former FDMA chief, ex-assistant director arrested for embezzlement

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former officials of the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) on Wednesday for allegedly embezzling Rs300 million from funds meant for rehabilitation of internally displaced persons (IDPs)...

    According to the NAB spokesman, the bureau arrested Arshad Khan, former director-general of the FDMA and presently serving as an additional secretary in the home and tribal affairs...

  • FDMA seeks 25,000 tents for returning IDPs

    PESHAWAR: The Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) has sought 25,000 tents from the federal government for the returning internally displaced vulnerable families of Fata, who require immediate shelter at their native areas...

    Officials told Dawn that vulnerable families included those, whose houses had been fully damaged and who lacked resources to rebuild their abodes...

  • FDMA to pay cash grants to returning families

    LANDI KOTAL: The Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) has announced to pay all the cash grants to families in different tribal districts which were suspended after lapse of six months following their return...

    A notification issued by FDMA office said on Friday that director general Nasir Durrani had repealed the previous policy devised in 2016 under which every returning family was entitled to Rs10,000 for transportation and...

  • Why Pakistan will go to the IMF again, and again and again

    Pakistan’s formula for economic growth is as flawed as it gets: borrow foreign currency-denominated loans, build some large-scale infrastructure, get a minor growth spurt in the process, and wait until this growth spurt fades so we can repeat the process again...

    And, the one before that...

  • Thar will change Pakistan and Pakistan will change entire world, says Chinese CG

    MITHI: Speakers at the second day of three-day ‘Colours of Thar’ festival on Saturday said that Thar was fast transforming and going to change Pakistan by generating coal-fired power to cater to electricity needs of the country...

    The festival was organised by district administration in collaboration with Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), Thar Foundation, Hubco, Sino Sindh Resources, Shanghai Electric and a number of other...

  • Parliament watch: Ebb and flow of the political tussle in Punjab and Sindh

    With the local government elections in Punjab and Sindh set for November and December, the political climate is heating up all around as the two domineering provinces influence the politics of the entire country...

    The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) is rearing to give a tough time to the PML-N, entrenched in Punjab, and the PPP struggling to save its rule in Sindh, in order to consolidate its hard won image of a third force in the...

  • Nato chief urges US and Turkey to 'sit down and find solutions'

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday urged the United States and Turkey to “sit down and find solutions” to a crisis in relations between the two key members of the military alliance...

    “I only urge the US and Turkey to sit down and find solutions because it is important for the alliance that we are able to work closely together, especially in that region, because Turkey is a key ally in our fight...

  • Creativity and mental disorder: Urdu poets and writers who committed suicide

    A study carried out at Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2005 concluded that writers and their close relatives, when compared with people having the similar educational background and similar IQ levels, had higher rates of mood disorders...

    Goodwin, MD, in his Alcohol and the Writer wrote that out of 11 American Nobel Laureates, four (Eugene O’Neill, Sinclair Lewis, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner) were “clearly alcoholics”...

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