A police force of 45,000 personnel will be raised in the now former tribal agencies to man 95 police stations, 130 posts and 13 police lines, according to the police.
A new emergency obstetric care facility established in August at a hospital in Bajaur District has raised hopes of tackling infant mortality, which occurs at a troubling rate.
There were as many as 4,000 people in Swat District who are addicted to drugs, including heroin and methamphetamine, a March survey conducted by Naway Jwand revealed.
The government's shaky deal with religious hardliners, enraged over a court's ruling clearing a Christian woman of blasphemy charges, has left her family fearing for her safety.
Millions of dollars have mysteriously departed the country after launderers flooded poor residents' bank accounts with cash and then emptied them.
Sami ul Haq was the chief of his own political faction -- Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (S) -- and led the controversial Haqqania madrassa. He was found stabbed to death in Rawalpindi.