Post-Frontier Crimes Regulation FATA: Reservations and Confusions of the Tribesmen and the Way Forward
Raid Khan1, Sajjad Hussain2,
The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is merged within the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) constitutionally by the 25thamendment in the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan by the Parliament on May 31, 2018. Before this amendment, a reform committee was formed to provide plausible solutions about the future of FATA. According to the report majority of the tribesmen favored the merger of FATA within KP. The research paper, based on reports in the newspapers, interviews, and discussions held with the tribesmen and visits to
different areas of ex-FATA to collect firsthand information, highlights the reservations of the tribesmen regarding the merger of FATA within KP. The judicial and administrative setup introduced in ex-FATA created confusion and worries in the minds of the tribesmen. The paper gives an analysis of the issue and provides a plausible solution to the bewilderment and miseries of the tribal people.
Keywords: FCR, FATA Reforms, Merging, Rewaj, Jirga, Devolution.