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FATA Reforms: A Break from Tradition?

Despite the reforms, it appears that old forms of colonial frontier governance will continue, at least, until the region’s proposed merger 5 years from now. By then, it is likely that FATA’s disaffected classes will have lost faith in the process.
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The Myth of Civilian Failure

Jan 2015

The tragedy that should have paved the way for an honest conversation about the roots of militancy has instead strengthened a flawed narrative of civilian failure, and a dangerous call for army intervention.
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Pakistan’s mini-9/11?

Jan 2015

To impose distinctions upon tragedies is a strictly arbitrary exercise. So, why was Peshawar seen as a turning-point?
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سانحہ پشاور: تنقید کا بیان

ہم نے انسانی جانوں کو سستا سمجھ کر ریاستی نظریات،مخصوص مذہبی تشریحات، اور حکمران طبقات کے مالی و ذاتی مفادات کو قیمتی تصور کر لیا ہے۔ کسی انسانی معاشرے میں ایسے رویے کی گنجائش نہیں ہو سکتی ۔


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The Peshawar Tragedy: A Tanqeed Statement

Dec 2014

We must stop looking to the state and the military for resolving the problems that they, in part, created.
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Pakistani Military: Feminist or Not? | Feministaniat

Dec 2014

What does it mean for the Pakistani woman’s role in war to have transformed from passive dua-making to active ‘lady-fighting’ the Taliban in this particular moment in history?
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Why Peshawar Must Not Be Our 9/11

By strengthening the writ of a militarized state, we are making a second Peshawar more, not less, likely.
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