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Local Peace Committees: Potentials Contributing Factors in the Peace-building Process in Conflict-Affected Areas of Pakistan {A Case Study of Maidan, (Lower Dir) in the Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa}

Nizar Ahmad, Farhat Ullah, Amir Zada Asad & Shagufta Shah

Abstract
This study aims to evaluate the key contributing factors of Local Peace Committees in peacebuilding efforts at conflict-affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. Data were
collected from a sample of 56 respondents through a structured interview schedule using the
Likert Scale, and the sample size was calculated through online survey system software. The
majority of the LPC members were found to be local elders of advanced age, who belonged
to various political parties in the area. Many aspects of the LPCs, such as provision of
necessary information and support in identification of militants to state actors, showed a
significant relationship with peace-building in the area. The role of LPCs is very vital for
peace-building in the area and further research needs to be carried out regarding the issues
and problems faced by LPCs in the area.

Keywords: LPCs, Peace Building, Non-State Actors, Traditional Methods