EGALITARIAN tribal societies tend to view all people as equal and prefer an informal leadership based on abilities as opposed to authoritarian structures.
THE massive upheaval caused by militancy and the consequent operations to re-establish the government’s writ in Fata has caused irreparable damage to the old administrative and legal governing system.
ONE of the most significant events in the history of Fata and the lives of its people was the creation of Pakistan in 1947.
IT is anachronistic that in Fata, millions of people are governed through a legal and administrative order that was evolved by British colonialists in the 19th century to strengthen and stabilise their hold over the region.
MOST of the tribesmen of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) are going through a period of difficulty unprecedented in their history.