Former Fata is still being treated as a ‘special area’.
Ghulam Qadir Khan
Supporters of status quo in KP’s merged districts haven’t given up.
Tribal people must be embraced as part of the Pakistani family.
Despite inclement weather, it was a sizeable rally.
In erstwhile Fata, nothing has changed on the ground.
For the first time, elections in Waziristan were free and fair.
There was nothing left to salvage in this once bustling town.
Marginalised youth have found their voice.
What are the tribal people returning home to?
Why is there now such urgency to mainstream Fata?
When are we going to reach such a broad-based consensus again?
Focusing on border management alone at the expense of economic development will backfire.