Kinetic options may quell terrorism but a diagnostic approach can kill the virus of violent extremism.
Mohammad Ali Babakhel
The creation of districts must be protected.
Noor Wali is attempting to bring together the disparate groups.
Change in Fata’s status alone may not pay dividends.
Investigation units in particular are in dire need of an overhaul.
The police should exist to ensure collective, not personal, security.
North-west Pakistan has seen many administrative changes.
Tribal forces are loyal to tribal values.
Merely increasing manpower won’t improve standards.
What might administrative and financial autonomy look like?
We must learn from previous mergers.
Fata must be brought into the fold.
Pakhtuns are contending with several changes.
During the last few months, the group has increased its influence in Afghanistan.
In the original ‘swara’ tradition, women were treated honourably.
IEDs appeal to extremists because they are easy to make.
Reforming education is vital to countering radicalism.
A sustainable peace requires a ‘soft’ approach.
Our policing model promotes stagnation.
In the power games, SHOs are often used as pawns.