FATA

Post-Event Report of Visit of ANBOUND Chinese Delegation to IPRI

Post-Event Report of Visit of ANBOUND Chinese Delegation to IPRI

A four-member Chinese Delegation visited IPRI on August 11, 2016. The delegation comprised of Mr. Chen Gong, Founding Partner and Chief Researcher, ANBOUND, Mr. Tang Mensheng, Director of Pakistan Research Center, Peking University, Ms. Zhang Yuan, Researcher of International Studies, ANBOUND and Ms. Wang Yi, Director of Information Department, ANBOUND. From IPRI, Dr. Fazal ur […]

Read More →

ZARB-E-AZB & REHABILITATION OF TDPS

ZARB-E-AZB & REHABILITATION OF TDPS

THERE are three main challenges which Pakistan is facing during Operation Zarb-e-Azb: a) the militants who have survived the Operation Zarb-e-Azb and successfully escaped into Afghanistan. Resultantly, they are reorganising themselves with the funding of RAW and planning to re-launch their offence on Pakistani security forces; b) repatriation of Afghan refugees; and c) repatriation of […]

Read More →

Justification for More Provinces

Justification for More Provinces

Introduction The demand for more provinces re-emerged with the coming of the 18th constitutional amendment in the year 2010, which gave control of resources to provinces. Since then, there were calls for more provinces in Pakistan. If one looks around the world, one would find the US with 50 administrative units, India with 28 plus […]

Read More →

Changing Destinies

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 […]

Read More →

Parameters for TTP-Government Talks

Parameters for TTP-Government Talks

Last week saw some interesting developments: acts of high profile militancy and terrorism were disowned and condemned by the TTP in very strong words indicating a change of mindset; fierce infighting within the TTP cadres indicated its eroding integrity as a single entity; and the government faced stiff political resistance in its pursuit to process […]

Read More →

Top