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Ayaz Wazir
Ayaz Wazir

  • August 15, 2018

    Fata’s future

    The election fervour in the tribal areas, now merged into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa without proper arrangements to replace the old colonial system, was...

  • May 05, 2017

    Mapping the future of Fata

    The conferences and seminars on Fata, that I have attended so far, have one thing in common: analysts from Fata are invariably outnumbered by...

  • March 02, 2017

    Stop profiling Pakhtuns

    After the tragic incident in Lahore DHA, the police not only arrested people who looked like Pakhtuns, but reportedly also didn’t stop the...

  • February 09, 2017

    Why make Fata reforms controversial?

    The long awaited Fata reforms have been made controversial. They were neither handled with due care nor in accordance with the well-established...

  • December 20, 2016

    Trust the people

    The schism among tribespeople on the integration of Fata with KP came to the fore during a seminar arranged at the Pearl Continental Hotel in...

  • October 20, 2016

    Injustice in Fata

    Why Fata has remained the ‘Federally Administered  Tribal Areas’ for so many decades is not difficult to understand if one looks in...

  • October 01, 2016

    Don’t blame them, talk to them

    The writer is a former ambassador. The five-member committee on Fata reforms has presented its recommendations to the prime minister; they are now...

  • September 25, 2016

    Waziristan: is anyone listening ?

    In a recently held press conference the military spokesman enumerated success stories of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, claiming that Fata has been cleansed...

  • August 21, 2016

    The Quetta tragedy: a wakeup call

    The Quetta blast deprived Balochistan of the cream of its educated people, many of whom had the intention and the potential of playing important...

  • August 09, 2016

    Improving Pak-Afghan relations

    When Dr Ashraf Ghani took over as president of Afghanistan he was perceived as the man to do business with since, unlike all others on the political...