[Originally published in the Daily Times Op-Ed pages] “We consider ourselves Pakistani, but unfortunately the government of Pakistan does not” were the resounding words uttered by a resident of FATA I spoke to recently. “As you entered this Agency, you must have read the board that says ‘Ilaqa-e-Ghair’ (area of the others), does that not… Read More Independence in FATA
[Originally published in the Daily Times Op-ed pages] The primary focus in the drone debate so far has remained on the civilian casualties. Drone attacks have mostly been concentrated in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA), and some in the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) of FATA in Pakistan. However, the impact of these killings in particular and… Read More Living Under Drones: the Psychological, Social, and Economic Impact of Drones in FATA.
[Originally published on The Express Tribune Blog] [Another version of this post was published in the Daily Times Op-ed page] “One refugee without hope is too many” is the message behind the UNHCR’s “One” campaign that started last week. On the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the United Nations General… Read More Refugees in Pakistan