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Mohammad Ali Babakhel

Sisyphean task

Police reforms are piecemeal and inconsistent. Published Jul 21, 2019 05:52am

Colonial imprint

The 1861 police law is averse to democratic values. Published Jun 10, 2019 06:50am

New provinces?

Administrative readjustments have lacked a holistic approach. Published Jan 16, 2019 07:12am

An amended or new NAP?

Kinetic options may quell terrorism but a diagnostic approach can kill the virus of violent extremism. Published Nov 26, 2018 06:14am

New districts

The creation of districts must be protected. Published Oct 23, 2018 07:00am

TTP resurgence?

Noor Wali is attempting to bring together the disparate groups. Published Sep 20, 2018 06:26am

The 31st Amendment

Change in Fata’s status alone may not pay dividends. Published Jun 24, 2018 07:19am

Police reforms

Investigation units in particular are in dire need of an overhaul. Published May 28, 2018 07:31am

Private protocols

The police should exist to ensure collective, not personal, security. Updated May 10, 2018 11:43am

Before merger

North-west Pakistan has seen many administrative changes. Published Apr 19, 2018 07:20am

Policing Fata

Tribal forces are loyal to tribal values. Published Apr 05, 2018 07:05am

Policing the capital

Merely increasing manpower won’t improve standards. Published Feb 22, 2018 06:55am

Fata as a province

What might administrative and financial autonomy look like? Published Feb 08, 2018 07:05am

Integrating Fata

We must learn from previous mergers. Published Jan 04, 2018 06:55am

Reforms for peace

Fata must be brought into the fold. Published Dec 20, 2017 07:03am

New adjustments

Pakhtuns are contending with several changes. Published Nov 19, 2017 06:49am

Women or property?

In the original ‘swara’ tradition, women were treated honourably. Published Jul 10, 2016 02:14am

Hidden enemy

IEDs appeal to extremists because they are easy to make. Updated Jan 31, 2017 11:50am

Extremism in books

Reforming education is vital to countering radicalism. Published May 30, 2016 03:00am