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Peace Talks: A Ray of Hope for Tribal People

  Prime Minister of Pakistan offered peace talks to outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan during the month of January 2014. The government formed four members committee for peace talks with TTP and in turn TTP nominated five members committee for the proposed dialogue with government including PTI chief Imran Khan, Mufti Kefayat Ullah, Maulana Sami Ul Haq, Professor Ibrahim and Maulana Abdul Aziz, howeve ...

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Killing of Hakimullah – Blessing or a Curse

  A CIA drone attack killed TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsood, along-with 5 companions in the evening of 1st November 2013. The attack occurred the day when a three-member delegation had been dispatched from Islamabad to meet the TTP in an effort by the government to resolve all issues with Taliban peacefully. The attack caused wide spread anger in the country and all political parties including the Federa ...

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Plight of Children in FATA

  Children are considered as the future of any nation and are like sponges they absorb everything that they experience at that time. All their mental growth that develops in the first 5 years of life moves with them during the entire lifetime. FATA is a region where around 55% of the total population is aged between 0 – 19 years of age. Of this total, 11% are in the age bracket of 0 – 4, 17% are 4 - 9 ...

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Detailed telphonic interview of TTP spokesman

  North Waziristan,16-9-13: TTP central spokesman shahid ullah shahid in detail interview with FRC field reporter umar daraz wazir  via telephone said, that on Sunday the central shura meeting of TTP under the president ship of Hakim ullah mehsood held in south Waziristan agency unrevealed  location in which large number of Punjabi Taliban link with TTP also participated. He told that detailed discussi ...

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Countering Talibanization: An Analysis of Policy Intentions of US Drone in FATA

  There is no specific leader among scorpion, everyone is leader just touch the tail of any one. Haji Hakim Khan, a tribal elder said Drones strikes are a regular feature of security dynamics in FATA. A total of 49 drones strikes were held during the year 2012 and the year 2013 have seen 18 strikes so far with the latest killing of Mullah Sangeen Zadraan. The policy intention(s) of Drone attacks is to ...

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Elections in FATA: An Overview

  Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has a total of 12 National Assembly seats; Bajaur Agency has two seats, Mohmand one, Khyber two, Orakzai one, Kurram two, North Waziristan one and South Waziristan two. The frontier regions of Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Tank and Lakki Marwat form a single constituency, NA-47. The total number of registered voters in Fata for the 2013 Elections ...

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Political Activism amid Militancy

  WANA the headquarters of South Waziristan Agency, which was once considered a base line of Taliban, has been found in a grip of political fever while heading towards the first ever party based elections in FATA. Contrary to this, in other parts of the country, candidates for upcoming elections of three mainstream political parties bore the brunt of violent incidents and many of them lost their lives. ...

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Traces of Pre-Poll Rigging in Khyber?

  Landikotal April 17: The removal of the top bureaucracy in FATA is a challenge for the election commission. For holding free, fair and transparent elections in tribal regions, it is obligatory and imperative for the election commission of Pakistan to take notice as to why so far the top bureaucracy in FATA as well as in the tribal agencies working since long has not been removed as it has been done a ...

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JUI-F APC TO CUT NO ICE

  The All Parties Conference (APC) convened by the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islami Fazl faction (JUI-F) attended by 22 main political parties although announced to participate and support every peace effort engaging the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) although is a step in the right direction but has little chances of success. During the JUI-F APC majority of the participating 22 political parties and clerica ...

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Divisions within NATO and Pakistan

  As disagreement over the nature, composition and strength of foreign stabilizing force as well as Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), which would look after Afghanistan security after withdrawal of US-NATO forces from Afghanistan at end of 2014, have struck the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies, and the consequences of this dilemma on Pakistan particularly amidst the ongoing insurg ...

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