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Fata: the NFC correction

The 25th Constitutional Amendment, unanimously passed by public representatives from all the four provinces of the country shifted a federal responsibility to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It was unprecedented in…

Ex-Fata and the NFC

The National Finance Commission is a great Pakistani institution and a highly robust constitutional mechanism. It is similar to other federations in place worldwide but in its decision-making mechanism is…

PMC discusses FATA quota issue

The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) on Friday held a special meeting on the matter of doubling Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) quota seats for public sector medical and dental colleges…

How to mainstream Fata

The persistent struggle for equal rights and the matchless sacrifices by the people of former FATA, along with tireless efforts by activists, finally forced policymakers to work towards mainstreaming the…

Fata reform: plans & pitfalls

The report of the Committee on Fata Reforms, that has rightly been made public via the website of the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Safron), needs to be studied…

Modi’s Fatal Attractions

Modi’s fatal attractions

What Modi decides, Modi does, say the Indian premier’s diehard supporters. That is not reassuring as his actions can be extremely dangerous, like his suicide bombing of the large denomination…

Policing former Fata

WHILE the Mughals governed India through arrangements embedded in local conventions and traditions to address the needs of a multiracial and multicultural empire, it was the British who tried to…