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 Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are areas of Pakistan outside any of the four provinces, comprising a region of some 27,220 km² (10,507 mi²).
The FATA consists of seven agency areas: Khyber, Kurram, Bajorr, Mohmand, Orakzai, South and North Waziristan.
The mainly Pashtun tribes that inhabit the areas are fiercely independent, but until friction following the fall of the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan the tribes had mostly friendly relations with Pakistan's central government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/FATA   (453 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Federally Administered Tribal Areas...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The report says that the main hindrance in arresting the criminals is geographic closeness of the tribal areas with the cities, which helps culprits to disappear within minutes from the scene of a crime.
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are areas of Pakistan The Islamic Republic of Pakistan (پاکستان in Urdu), or Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia.
Tribal raiding into British-ruled territory was a constant problem for the British, requiring frequent punitive expeditions between 1860 and 1945.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Federally-Administered-Tribal-Areas...   (207 words)

  
 Pakistan: Human rights abuses in the search for al-Qa'ida and the Taleban in the tribal areas - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Government of Pakistan did not impose formal restrictions of access to South Waziristan during the security operation but several journalists seeking to observe, investigate and report developments in the area were arrested, apparently solely for the pursuit of their professional duties.
Pakistan is bound by rules of customary international law which prohibits the handing over of anyone in any manner whatsoever to a country where he or she may be at risk of serious human rights violations.
Through tribal solidarity, which values hospitality, revenge and male honour in accordance with the unwritten code, the Pashtunwali (the way of the Pashtuns), the tribal territories have reportedly been a haven for the Taleban, who were largely Pashtun, and their al-Qa’ida allies.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/ENGASA330112004?open&of=ENG-PAK   (4942 words)

  
 Islamabad's plan to tame tribal areas
As these areas enjoy a special status in the constitution, and the laws of the country do not operate in the belt, heroin factories flourished for a long time before paramilitary action was undertaken to close them down.
While some of the tribal or maliks (elders) happen to be among the richest in the country, the tribal people in general fall into the category of the poorest and the least literate.
Old Pakistan hands, though, are skeptical of the ability of the government to deweaponize the FATA and of changing the region from being the den of heroin and weapon manufacturing and smuggling that it is today.
www.jammu-kashmir.com /insights/insight20011201b.html   (1585 words)

  
 Subdivisions of Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Currently, Pakistan is subdivided into four provinces, two territories, and also portions of Kashmir that are administered by the Pakistani government.
In the 1960s, Pakistan was simply divided into two "units" of East Pakistan and West Pakistan.
The government is implementing a devolution plan which, in its words, "follows the principle of subsidiarity, whereby all functions that can be effectively performed at the local level are transferred to that level.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Provinces_of_Pakistan   (317 words)

  
 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Analysis: Pakistan's tribal frontiers
The tribal areas had a population of 5.7m according to the 1998 national census.
The tribal areas, or agencies as they are called, were created by the British to serve as a buffer between undivided India and Afghanistan.
Tribal elders, known as Maliks, were given special favours by the British in return for services such as maintaining peace, keeping important roads like the Khyber Pass open, and apprehending anti-state and anti-social elements.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/1711316.stm   (485 words)

  
 Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan - TheBestLinks.com - FATA, Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, Balochistan, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are areas of Pakistan outside any of the four provinces, comprising a region of some 27,220 km²; (10,507 mi²;).
The mainly Pashtun tribes that inhabit the areas are fiercely independent, and battles have broken out in the past between the tribes and the Pakistani government.
The FATA consists of five distinct areas: Khyber, Kurram, Malakand, Mohmand and Waziristan.
www.thebestlinks.com /FATA.html   (290 words)

  
 Human Development Promotion Group - HDPG
In some tribal areas manufacturing of arms is like cottage industry and is a main source of income for the local communities.
This area including other tribal areas are considered to be one of the largest private arms producing and trading areas of South Asia.
In the tribal areas as well as in the settled localities, everyone is armed with some sort of light weapons.
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 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Election 2004 - Pakistan | PBS
The Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan are located on a narrow strip of land that runs along the Afghan border.
One of these tribal areas is South Waziristan, where Osama bin Laden is rumored to be hiding and where the Pakistani army has in recent months arrested hundreds of al Qaeda operatives.
They like that the U.S. government is providing $400 million in aid to Pakistan, and they hope that some of this money will find its way to the tribal areas, where the literacy rate is as low as 18 percent among men and is less than 1 percent among women.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/elections/pakistan   (2780 words)

  
 Asia Times Online - The best news coverage from South Asia
The operations in the tribal region were considered a precursor to bigger ones in Afghanistan in April and onwards when the weather improves, but now the tribal regions themselves could become a part of the problem.
The tribal areas, or agencies as they are often called, were created by the British to serve as a buffer between undivided India and Afghanistan.
Tribal elders, known as maliks, were given special favors by the British in return for services such as maintaining peace and apprehending anti-state and anti-social elements.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/FC03Df01.html   (936 words)

  
 [Chapter 3: Tribal Areas] of [Part XII: Miscellaneous]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
(i) the Tribal Areas of Baluchistan and the North- West Frontier Province; and
(ii) Zhob district, Loralai district (excluding Duki Tehsil), Dalbandis Tehsil of Chagai District and Marri and Bugti tribal territories of Sibi district; and
(1) Subject to the Constitution, the executive authority of the Federation shall extend to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and the executive authority of a Province shall extend to the Provincially Administered Tribal Areas therein.
www.pakistani.org /pakistan/constitution/part12.ch3.html   (316 words)

  
 Landmine Problem in Federally Administered Tribal Areas :: Khyber.ORG
Pakistan served as a home to arms depots and camps for training guerillas, and as a passageway for logistic supplies and other activities for the co-ordination of the war effort.
One of the most detrimental effects of the Afghani war on Pakistan was the thousands of landmines left behind in Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA).
Located within the seven districts are six tribal areas or Frontier Regions, which constitute an area of 27,220 sq.
www.khyber.org /articles/2003/LandmineProbleminFederallyAdmi.shtml   (3495 words)

  
 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Analysis: Pakistan's tribal frontiers
The FATA, or tribal areas as they are commonly known, are located on the Pakistan side of the 2,400 kilometres long and porous border.
The tribal people were granted maximum autonomy and allowed to run their affairs in accordance with their Islamic faith, customs and traditions.
Low literacy ratios, scarce development funds, fallout of the instability in neighbouring Afghanistan and rigid traditions have held the tribal areas back in terms of socio-economic development compared to the rest of Pakistan.
news.bbc.co.uk /low/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1711000/1711316.stm   (529 words)

  
 NIBRpaper.html
Pakistan is a federation of four federating units, provinces of Punjab, Sindh, North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Balochistan including Islamabad Capital, Federally Administered Northern Areas (FANA) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
All citizens of Pakistan over the age of 18 years have the right to vote for National and Provincial Assemblies and to contest election provided they have a graduation degree and 25 years of age, for Senate age requirement is 30 years.
In some parts of Pakistan their political rights were violated to the point that not only they were not allowed to stand but not allowed to vote either and any deviance was subject to social ostracization.
www.policy.hu /yazdani/NIBRpaper_html.html   (4319 words)

  
 Bin Laden's hideout in wilds of Pakistan | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
FEDERALLY ADMINISTERED TRIBAL AREAS, PAKISTAN - The dirt road that connects Pakistan's remote town of Wana with Afghanistan is lined with walled compounds.
Pakistan maintains a brigade of soldiers in the Ziar-e-Noor base just outside Wana, and there have been some small operations to root out terror suspects in South Waziristan.
Afghan officials have charged that resurgent Taliban are regrouping in Pakistan's border regions and organizing killings inside Afghanistan that threaten to destabilize the government of President Hamid Karzai.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0915/p01s04-wosc.htm   (1201 words)

  
 Bin Laden hideout in U.S. sights
FEDERALLY ADMINISTERED TRIBAL AREAS, Pakistan -- The dirt road that connects Pakistan's remote town of Wana with Afghanistan is lined with walled compounds.
Despite the obstacles to launching a push for al-Qaida operatives in Pakistan's tribal belt, many here fear the cost could grow higher if the situation is allowed the fester.
Pakistan is one of the primary "breeding grounds" of militant Islamists ---- from the date of their creation...
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/983323/posts   (1603 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Punjab, Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Punjab/ پنجاب; province of Pakistan is part of the larger Punjab region.
Many imporant Sikh shrines are in the Pakistani portion of Punjab, including the birthplace of the first Guru: Guru Nanak (born at Nankana Sahib).
Punjab is one of the most industrialized states of Pakistan; its manufacturing industries produce textiles, machinery, electrical appliances, surgical instruments, metals, bicycles and rickshas, floor coverings, and processed foods.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Punjab,-Pakistan   (444 words)

  
 Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The mainly Pashtun tribes that inhabit the areas are fiercely independent, but until recent the tribes had very friendly relations with Pakistan.
But a war has broken out in the past few months between the tribes and the Pakistani Army after Pakistan Army invaded one of the tribal agency obeying American instructions.It is believed by some that Osama bin Laden is hiding with some sympathetic tribes in the FATA, but the validity of this is unknown.
The FATA consists of seven agency areas: Khyber, Kurram, Bajorr, Mohmand,Orakzai South Waziristan.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/FATA   (300 words)

  
 The real war on terrorism is in Pakistan, not Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In Pakistan, there are legions of bin Laden followers; plenty of links between government officials and terrorists; and nuclear weapons that could fall into the hands of anti-American terrorists.
Indeed, Pakistan, under President Pervez Musharraf, the general who, in a coup, overthrew a democratically elected government, and whose military and security services had served before 9/11 as the leading backer of the Taliban, seems to be undermining stability in neighboring Afghanistan.
Pakistan also is reportedly harboring Islamic militants, fighting Indian forces in Kashmir and elsewhere, and playing an active role in the proliferation of nuclear weapons, which it has already developed, unlike Iraq or Iran, the latter another member of the infamous Axis of Evil.
www.hvk.org /articles/1003/85.html   (809 words)

  
 PESHAWAR: Call for major changes in Fata system -DAWN - Local; 08 December, 2004
Speaking at the two-day seminar on 'The Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan,' which began here on Tuesday, they pointed out that despite their geo-strategic importance and natural resources, the region had always been ignored and over 60 per cent of its population was still living below the poverty line.
Dr Minhajul Hassan of the History Department spoke about the impact of Afghan jihad on tribal areas and said the Afghan crisis had adversely affected the social and economic sectors of tribal areas.
He said only 0.20 per cent of the tribal territory was under cultivation, and the region produced about 100 tons of wheat annually for a population of 3.2 million.
www.dawn.com /2004/12/08/local24.htm   (605 words)

  
 Sherman's Blog - Political & Social Commentary: 11/09/2003 - 11/15/2003
Pakistan: Long established is that Pakistan is no mere ally of the U.S., but rather is a hotbed of terrorism- the security forces, if not the Government, more than play footsie with bin Laden.
Pakistan, he added, is also reportedly harbouring Islamic militants, fighting Indian forces in Kashmir and playing an active role in the proliferation of nuclear weapons, which it has already developed.
On the southern edge of the capital, a large building that American commanders said was a "meeting, planning, storage and rendezvous point" for the insurgents still stood, despite the military's claim that it had been destroyed in an airstrike the night before.
www.global-equality.org /news/blog/2003_11_09_archives.shtml   (3316 words)

  
 rediff.com US edition: Osama in Bajaur, Mullah Omar in Gilgit: Report
Saudi renegade Osama bin Laden is reported to have escaped from Tora Bora in Afghanistan on November 19 and is hiding in Bajaur in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, according to information received from interrogation of Al Qaida functionaries by US intelligence agencies.
Mohammed, who had fought alongside the Taliban in Kunduz area, was arrested on November 22 by Pakistan, when he tried to sneak in through mountain passes, the reports said.
Pakistani army trucks have been looted in these areas, which is thought to be almost out of bounds for the Pakistanis.
www.rediff.com /us/2001/dec/29ny2.htm   (434 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: South Asia news, business and economy from India and Pakistan
The Pakistan army's claim that the security forces had fought vigorously against foreign terrorists who had taken shelter in this area, losing during their operations nearly 230 officers, has not been satisfactorily corroborated.
During the past few months, the Pakistan army has practically suspended its combing operations in the area, claiming that most of the foreign terrorists operating from this area have been killed or captured or driven into Afghanistan.
The Pakistan army has also not taken any action to arrest Mullah Omar, the amir of the Taliban, and other Taliban leaders who are suspected of operating from the Pashtun areas of Balochistan province in Pakistan.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/GF22Df02.html   (1395 words)

  
 math lessons - North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Neighbouring regions are Afghanistan to the west and north, Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir to the east.
The Federally Administered Tribal Areas stand as a buffer between the NWFP and parts of Afghanistan.
Its area is 74,521 km² and its districts include Hazara, home to the town of Havelian, western starting point of the Karakoram Highway.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/NWFP   (286 words)

  
 reserachproposal.html
Women in politics are either from the elite classes or middle class both have different set of restrictions and later lack decision-making power within their parties and at the community level.
Government of Pakistan (GOP) has made firm commitment towards the empowerment of women both internationally and domestically, in the context of overall improvement in human development by ratifying CEDAW and formally endorsing Platform of Actions, adopted at the 4th World Conference for Women in Beijing in 1995.
Pakistan is a nation of 130 Million people out of which 48% are women.
www.policy.hu /yazdani/rp.html.html   (1317 words)

  
 [Ngo-list] Landmines take heavy toll on children from Federally Administered Tribal Areas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Landmines take heavy toll on children from Federally Administered Tribal Areas Dawn, By Sadia Qasim Shah 4/1/2003 http://www.dawn.com/2003/04/01/local25.htm PESHAWAR, March 31: Landmines have caused injuries to the children in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and many of them have been rendered handicapped.
According to a survey conducted by the Association of Paediatricians of NWFP, landmine explosions are the main cause of children's death in the tribal belt running along the Pakistan-Afghan border.
The survey revealed that 56.6 per cent of children's death in Bajaur Agency are solely caused by landmine explosions.
lists.isb.sdnpk.org /pipermail/ngo-list/2003-April/002895.html   (352 words)

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