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 (wə-zîr′ĭ-stăn′, -stän′)
A mountainous region of northwest Pakistan on the Afghanistan border, divided into North Waziristan and South Waziristan. The region became part of Pakistan in 1947.
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(Placename) a mountainous region of N Pakistan, on the border with Afghanistan
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(wəˌzɪər əˈstɑn, -ˈstæn)

a mountainous region in NW Pakistan, on the Afghanistan border.
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PESHAWAR -- The government has put in place e-governance system in tribal district of South Waziristan and North Waziristan through Performance Management Unit (PMRU).
Summary: Waziristan [Pakistan], July 27 (ANI): At least 10 Pakistani army personnel were killed in two encounters with terrorists in Gurbaz of North Waziristan and Balochistan.
TANK -- Inspector General Frontier Corps (IGFC-South) Maj Gen Azhar Abbasi on Thursday said that compensation would soon be paid to people whose houses had been damaged in the South Waziristan military operation, codenamed Rah-i-Nijat.
Peshawar -- As the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday acceded to the request of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government seeking delay in the polls in the merged tribal districts by 20 days citing serious security threats from inside and across the border, a bomb explosion in the South Waziristan tribal district Wednesday reportedly left at least three people including two men in uniform martyred.
NORTH WAZIRISTAN -- The district administration has imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure - the law regulating the maintenance of public order - in North Waziristan tribal district in view of the existing law and order situation in the area, it emerged on Monday.
According to details, the report filed by deputy commissioner North Waziristan revealed that armed men also resorted to firing at the checkpost during the incident that injured five Pakistan Army personnel and killed three attackers.
RAWALPINDI -- At least one Pakistan Army soldier was martyred on Saturday in a gun and bomb attack on a military vehicle in Boya area of North Waziristan tribal district, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday paid tribute to three soldiers martyred in North Waziristan. In a Tweet today, Khan said: 'My condolences and prayers go to the families of our 3 soldiers martyred while repulsing condemnable terrorist attack in Alwara area of North Waziristan.
ISLAMABAD -- State Minister for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi on Monday held a meeting with Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) lawmakers Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir and assured them that the government will strive to resolve the issues of the people of Waziristan.
NADRA clears 1,80,000 blocked CNICs rest being looked intoMobile passport offices to be set up in North and South WaziristanISLAMABAD: FederalMinister for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi on Monday said that the federal government would protect and promote the rights of the people of Waziristan and all state organs and institutions would facilitate the mainstreaming of tribal people without any delay.The minister expressed these views while chairing a meeting of Ministry of Interior held to address the issues being faced by the people of North and South Waziristan.
ISLAMABAD:The residents of District South Waziristan on Tuesday welcomed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government decision to transfer education office from district Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to South Waziristan and upgrade Government High School Wanna to Higher Secondary level.
ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (KUNA) -- At least seven suspected militants were killed and two others injured in a US led drone strike in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region on Friday, local media reported.