Author Zahir Shah Sherazi

KP’s Erratic Electoral Patterns

FATA’s future, MMA resurgence likely to determine outcome

By: Zahir Shah Sherazi

From Kabul Without Love

India has been Pakistan’s arch rival since its inception and the South Asian neighbours have battled each other on multiple fronts – ranging from three wars to continuing hostilities along the border. In 1971, India played a key role in splitting Pakistan apart. Decades later, it is clear that while Pakistan’s political and military leadership […]

By: Zahir Shah Sherazi

A New Waziristan

Not long ago, North Waziristan Agency was known only for bombs and bullets. Terrorists controlled the area and called the shots, the writ of the government was non-existent and the green and white Pakistani flag was only visible flying over military compounds or a few State buildings Things have now come a long way. The […]

By: Zahir Shah Sherazi

FATA Reforms Under Fire

After decades of neglect, much-needed reforms for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been given a nod by the federal cabinet on March 2. But it remains unclear whether the complex reforms will serve as the correct mechanism for mainstreaming the tribal areas into settled Pakistan. Nonetheless, it could prove to be a fundamental […]

By: Zahir Shah Sherazi

Securing Borders

Pakistan has been left with no option but to try and secure the over 2,430 kilometre porous Pak-Afghan border, as well as take other measures, as its own security is being frequently undermined by frequent cross-border attacks. Behind the hyped ‘do more’ mantra echoing from the US-led coalition, with an ever increasing demand to check […]

By: Zahir Shah Sherazi