There are no quick fixes to mainstreaming the tribal areas.
A. Rauf K. Khattak
Many do not know that the provisions of the FCR are in sync with local ‘rewaj’.
Trump may be ignorant but he has spoken.
The US wants peace no doubt, but on its own terms: total surrender.
Why are we embracing a strategy that will fail?
The chaos in the Middle East is not without design.
Bureaucracy can’t be reformed without reforming government too.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful.
Meaningful reforms will not be that easy to achieve.
China’s friendship is based on geopolitical compulsions.
Client states must not step on US toes.
Even MPAs and MNAs are not available to the common people.
The tribal areas have been neglected by the centre.
Afghans viscerally oppose foreign initiatives.
Terror was unleashed by the disenfranchised of yesterday.
Input from KP in Fata’s future shape is necessary.
Pakistan’s record in discarding poor leaders is dismal.
Is poverty of nations the cause or effect of corruption?
Most of us know little about Fata and still less about Pata.
Is the US happy to concede regional leadership to China?