The merger of the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is a key step to ending the region's much-criticised colonial-era governance system.
Muhammad Farooq, a Taekwondo champion in Afghanistan and Iran, has sold his gold medal to teach his students in Pakistan.
Demonstrations attended by thousands to demand improved security and the government's attention entered the seventh day after Pakistani tribal town Parachinar was hit by twin bomb blasts which killed 75 people.
Attacks in the northwestern tribal region have dramatically reduced in number in recent years — this bomb attack bucks that trend.
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