Ayoub Khan

How much Pashtuns are responsible for their plight

This article reviews the current situation of Pashtuns of both countries Pakistan and Afghanistan and the nature and structures of Pashtun society.

Political FATA and its future

FATA, the tribal areas have certain treaty relations with Pakistan. Under the constitution of 1973 these areas are given a special status, as the jurisdiction of this constitution does not apply there but they are still ruled by the regulations made by the British’s in 1901, to govern these areas.
Imtiaz Gul

FATA – A victim of vested political interests

A big majority categorically favoured the FATA merger with KP, saying this was natural and logical in view of the geographical contiguity and historical ethnic linguistic links between the two regions.

Oppression of Tribal women for cultural relativity

The concept of 'independent and free tribesmen of FATA' advocates their cultural superiority and discourages tampering with their traditions regarding women
Ipi Faqir

Faqir of Ipi; the forgotten hero of Waziristan

If our government and media can promote and remember the story of Bhagat Singh then why cannot remember the struggle and sacrifices of the tribal people against the British Raaj.

Democratic Pakistan – Liberal or Islamic state

There is a need to create Pakistan to be a modern democratic state with freedoms of beliefs, and religion.

Integrating FATA

Education, health, transportation and law enforcement can be taken up on an emergency basis by FATA’s would-be local government.
M. Kamran

Time to put an end to the black law FCR in FATA

It’s the time to ensure the equal rights to the citizen of FATA, all those rights which is enjoyed by the citizen of Punjab and other provinces.

Stumbling blocks in FATA reforms

If Fata and Pata merge, will K-P be able to take the burden of such a huge area that is outside the tax net?

Tribal youth — the strength of democracy

Twelve members of National Assembly from FATA are elected on an adult franchise basis. But, unfortunately, whereas they can legislate for the rest of the country, they cannot legislate for FATA
Mona Naseer

Tribal women and the question of Taliban Sharia

With estimated seven million population of FATA women constitute up to 60% of the work force in the agricultural sector, mainly to earn their sustenance and support their families.
Waqas Mehsud

Effects of Mehsud’s Historical Division and Resistance

Mehsuds’ are people with capabilities, as they to great extends overcome the capabilities of the foreign forces.
Waqas Mehsud

Mantra of illegal law and its victims

Tribal people's voice is not enough to pave the better way for better future. Without the support of concern authorizes, they are neither sane nor insane.

Bashir Ahmad Bilour’s martyrdom and our tragedy

"People are like my sons. How can I stay at home when my children are killed in blasts?" Bashir Ahmad Bilour Shaheed

Women in public; Harassment of daughters, sisters by sons, brothers

About 52% of our population is women, 34.4% of them are the working women in our male dominated society. When you harass a woman, you harass a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother.