Reportage

FATA Reforms: A Break from Tradition?

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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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Wage Theft, Hunger, and Neglect in the Kingdom of Heaven

Oct 2016
Asad Kayani is waiting for Saudi Oger Limited to pay him his outstanding salary and end-of-service benefits for 15 years of work so he can return to Pakistan. Here he is taking a selfie during a protest at the company's camp in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Those in Saudi Arabia’s corridors of power seem to forget that the kingdom in the middle of the dessert was built by migrant labor.
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Kashmir: A Rebel’s Life

Aug 2016
Kashmiri protester being beaten by Indian security forces with a brick and bamboo sticks as they detain him during a protest in Srinagar. March 27, 2009.

In Kashmir, every child knows we are under occupation. This is not something we are taught. It is just a belief we have from birth, it is an inherent understanding in us, that we are not Indians.
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Reckoning with Zarb-e-Azb | INTRO

By TQ
Jun 2016
Internally displaced Pakistanis, fleeing a military operation in the North Waziristan tribal agency, wait in line outside a World Food Programme aid distribution centre in Bannu on June 25, 2014. The World Food Programme on June 23 began distributing aid for hundreds of thousands of people who have fled a military operation in Pakistan, but there was anger among refugees at long delays.  AFP PHOTO/A MAJEED

A special series on the military venture that, two years later, still hasn't quite ended.
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Suspect Citizens

Suspect Citizens

اردو | The logic of security, rather than welfare, has governed the approach of civilian and military officials towards the million people who have been displaced from North Waziristan by Operation Zarb-e-Azb--to tragic consequences.
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Zarb-e-Azb | TIMELINE

By TQ
Jun 2016
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A timeline in progress of Operation Zarb-e-Azb
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Zarb-e-Azb | PRIMER

By TQ
Jun 2016
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A primer on the operation.
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