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Shaping a New Peace in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas
Pakistan is moving to bring its Federally Administered Tribal Areas into the constitutional order.
But rights remain severely restricted in the borderlands, threatening deeper popular alienation.
To stop militants from stepping in, the government should lift its draconian interim regulations and deliver needed services.
- What’s new?
Pakistan has merged the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the Afghan border into an adjacent province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a big step toward bringing constitutional governance and restoring peace to these lands.
But the interim…