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The Reform of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and administration of the tribal areas of Pakistan Part 1

// (A series of article in three parts) Part-1 Introduction These three articles examine the FCR from various perspectives. They examine the linkage between Pashtunwali[i] and FCR[ii]. They observe the interaction between pashtun society and the rulers. The interaction with Britain will be examined closely. FCR became the bedrock of the colonial control system, andRead More »The Reform of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and administration of the tribal areas of Pakistan Part 1

The Mukhtaran Mai Decision

// Finally, the Supreme Court had to step in to purge us from the embarrassing failure of state and society in the Mai case. The system failed at the societal level when none stepped in to stop the debasement of a woman; the police failed to prevent the panchayat members from ordering the commission ofRead More »The Mukhtaran Mai Decision

Local government Reforms 2001

// Clearly when the threat of war loomed over Pakistan after 9/11 it was perhaps the worst of the times to usher in risky reforms that attempted to re-organize security. There is reason to believe that Gen Musharraf did not undertake this reform for altruistic reasons. He wanted to do two things that every militaryRead More »Local government Reforms 2001