Gulman S. Afridi

Fata leadership in decline

EGALITARIAN tribal societies tend to view all people as equal and prefer an informal leadership based on abilities as opposed to authoritarian structures. Published 31 Mar, 2012 07:30pm

Fata’s integration

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. Published 07 Feb, 2012 11:35pm

Fata needs a new social contract

ONE of the most significant events in the history of Fata and the lives of its people was the creation of Pakistan in 1947. Published 17 Jan, 2012 02:02am

FCR’s collective responsibility

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. Published 01 Jan, 2012 07:47pm

Between a rock and a hard place

MOST of the tribesmen of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) are going through a period of difficulty unprecedented in their history. Published 18 Dec, 2011 09:09pm