Socio-political issues of Fata, a historical and contemporary perspective

Abid Latif, Prof. Dr. Razia Musarrat

Abstract


Tribal areas of Pakistan have become the hotbed of ensuing insurgency against the state and the breading ground of terrorism. The fault lines of this simmering crisis is the  Geography, the Tribal Genealogical lineage, the porous Durand line, the FCR, the Tribal Genealogical lineage, the porous Durand line, the FCR, Pashtunwali and the gestation of the New Great Game in the neighborhood. All the four Drivers of conflict resolutions, the Pashtunwali, the Political Agent, the Jirga and the Malik are fast becoming redundant and meaningless in the context of Taliban Phenomena. Taliban have emerged as a network with a clear ability to penetrate all the layers of Social strata, feeding upon the backwardness and primitiveness of the area in the fields of social and political sectors. This paper identifies the major chasm of tribal society and the effect there in FATA has become a breading ground of extremism with all the ingredients available .At the proximity of physical and   ideological convenience. Corrective measures in socio-political and economic plan are if delayed further, will result into uncontrolled chaos and instability with far reaching effects. . In this research paper an endeavors is made to highlight all such fault lines and grey areas with special emphasis on Waziristan agency, which is known as the breeding grounds of this menace.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v3i1.3208

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