Shaping a New Peace in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

Pakistan has merged the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the Afghan border into an adjacent province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a big step toward bringing constitutional governance and restoring peace to these lands. However, the interim regulations governing FATA retain features of the colonial-era law previously in force, which this article argues risks imperilling stability. ICG suggest that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s legislature should repeal FATA’s interim regulations and lift restrictions on freedom of movement. 

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