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Spill Over of Militants and Criminals from Federally Administered Tribal Areas to Adjacent Areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Noreen Naseer & Iftikhar Firdous

Abstract
This paper addresses the precarious condition of law and order situation aggravated by
the interplay of militants, and local criminals, in Federally Administered Tribal Areas of
Pakistan and its spill over to adjacent areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Post-2001, with
the, influx of militants (some foreign and others created), crimes within FATA and on
the periphery transformed into complicated and sophisticated one, which is now
beyond the control of security apparatus. This work explores that how militant groups
with the help of local criminals are committing different kinds of crimes in FATA as
well in the surroundings of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to generate funds. Also discusses
the spillover of malevolent elements from tribal areas to settled districts that ,transform
the adjacent peri-urban and urban areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in to “Fatacized space
and Fatacization”1, a process where urban areas resemble the dynamics of FATA
regarding, security and administrative measures.

Keywords: FATA, Crimes, Militants, Security Apparatus and Violence.