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FATA’s Mainstreaming

Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA) is geographically located between the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Out of the seven agencies of FATA, other than Orakzai, the rest – Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram, North Waziristan and South Waziristan share border with Afghanistan (373 miles-long border). The living conditions in FATA are poor with 60% of …

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Changing Destinies

Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, peace and trade in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have suffered. The influx of more than three million Afghan refugees changed the socio-economic dynamics of the region. Scarcity of social services and virtually no job opportunities created resentment among the inhabitants of FATA against the federation. As a …

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Balochistan: Enhancing the Pace of Development and Prosperity

  “Balochistan: Enhancing the Pace of Development and Prosperity”   Introduction A one-day National Conference on “Balochistan: Enhancing the Pace of Development and Prosperity” was organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on October 30, 2014 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The conference comprised of two working sessions in addition to inaugural and concluding sessions. Five …

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