Fata reforms: too little too late

Every inch of this country has its defined administrative identity, but the tribal areas are neither a province nor a division, nor part of any province or division. Parliament can legislate for any area of Pakistan except the tribal areas. The Supreme Court does not have jurisdiction over these areas and their residents cannot appeal […]

Afghanistan: the winners and the losers

In terms of security the beautiful city of Kabul has better arrangements than Islamabad. But what I noticed in my last week’s stay at Kabul is that the city is poisoned with confusion, hassle and distrust. I visited President Hamid Karzai for condolence on his brother’s death, and for the first time I found him […]