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• April 21, 2018
Never had so much tears been shed in a rally like the tears shed that day. Families of missing persons joined the rally hoping that Manzoor Pashteen will somehow recover their lost siblings. It was amazing to see so much hope in those sleepless eyes.
• April 18, 2018
Till militancy ruined the beautiful Tochi valley, there were flowers all around in spring, in the fields, in the hills and the valleys beyond the hills. This was the time for the festival of flowers, De Gulluno Nandara.
• March 31, 2018
What are the tribal people returning home to?
Visiting Miramshah was like visiting a graveyard. It was remodelled, clean and spacious, but without hope and happiness — like a grand mausoleum teeming with long-suffering humanity. On my way back I wondered if it should be renamed Mazar-i-Miramshah.
• January 18, 2018
Why is there now such urgency to mainstream Fata?
The tribes have lived under the FCR since the British Raj, so it is surprising that they are now anxiously campaigning for reforms. People ask why they can’t live with it for a while longer.
• December 25, 2017
When are we going to reach such a broad-based consensus again?
• August 9, 2017
Militancy cannot be fought by the army alone; to fight militancy the two primary areas for interventions are education and creating economic opportunities.
Poverty and lack of opportunities has stifled the education system in FATA.
• May 20, 2016
Sufi Mohammad (TNSM) was created by the government to dilute power of Pakistan Peoples Party in Dir, Mangal Bagh was created by Political administration to dilute the powers of Barra Committee, Taliban were created to bring peace in Afghanistan. Each one of them turned their guns against the government at some point in time, what’s so different about LeJ, LeT, JuD and others?
• May 16, 2016
As political leaders in Islamabad celebrate a consensus decision to speak to the Taliban and give peace a chance, the people who have suffered at the hands of militancy in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA are wary.
• January 6, 2016
Whether made a separate province or merged with KPK, the fate of FATA should be decided at the earliest.
A great scene was witnessed on 16 Nov.2016. People from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) gathered in D chowk Islamabad for their rights. Tribesmen are in lime light since the very inception of this country but for the first time ever, they wanted something for themselves. They demanded mainstreaming FATA..
• September 24, 2013
The five years of the previous government were a nightmare for the country in general and Peshawar in particular but bygones are bygones, performance …