Crime & Justice

The Pakistani government has green-lighted accelerating the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Better technology and investigation and evidence gathering skills have led to 19 convictions in the past two months, officials say.

The open court initiative addresses residents' grievances and provides immediate solutions to community concerns, officials say.

Multiple social media accounts are in use to receive complaints and inform the public.

Developing a database of legal arms owners will discourage misuse of weapons in crime and terrorism, authorities say.

Police are investigating several cases of so-called 'honour killing' allegedly ordered by tribal jirgas, despite laws and fatwas against the practice.

Members of a jirga who allegedly ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl as punishment after her brother sexually assaulted a 12-year-old are in custody.

Educating youth is one part of the solution to end the menace of corruption, officials say.

The former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman recently surrendered to security forces and slammed militants in his confession.

The improvements will help expedite investigations and solve high-profile cases, say officials.

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