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FATA-KP merger stirs hopes of peace, economic development

Residents of the tribal districts are hoping the democratic change will bring improved security, rule of law, economic development and durable peace.

The dead leader's successor, Umar Rehman, will be unable to unite the already divided Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), analysts say.

Hameeda Shahid is the first female to seek office in Upper Dir, where women have historically been prevented from even voting in elections. Hameeda and others are seeking to change the taboo.

The Taliban are running scared and cannot sleep at night because of an undercover, Afghan government-backed group fighting the militants, local officials and tribal elders say.

Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence confirmed the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in what security analysts called a 'big loss' to the militants.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police are taking every step possible to protect public areas during Eid.

Improvements in security have led to an increase in the number of shoppers during the final days of Ramadan.