FATA’s MERGER INTO KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA (KP): CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD

Authors

  • Saeed Khan Quaid-i-Azam University

Keywords:

FATA, Merger, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Challenges, Way Forward

Abstract

The history of FATA reforms can be traced back to 2009-2011 when the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government introduced reforms in the tribal regions i.e., the extension of Political Parties Order (PPO 2000) and amendments in the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR). These reforms, however, have not replaced the out-dated tribal governance structure and the region's special status remains intact. The federal government has recently merged FATA into the KP province, aiming to introduce political, economic, legal, and administrative reforms and to bring the tribal areas at par with the rest of the country. The merger in itself is a bold step to be appreciated. However, the mainstreaming project has some way to go to completion. It is indeed the beginning of a cumbersome process. The major testing task is now its implementation. This article attempts to examine the FATA-KP merger, present and future challenges, and how to make the merger a success story.

Author Biography

Saeed Khan, Quaid-i-Azam University

Research Assistant and a PhD Scholar at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies (NIPS), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

FATA’s MERGER INTO KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA (KP): CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD

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Published

2021-08-30

How to Cite

Saeed Khan, Saeed. 2021. “FATA’s MERGER INTO KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA (KP): CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 10 (1):104-38. https://jcs.ndu.edu.pk/site/article/view/165.