SOUTH WAZIRISTAN:FATA and peace are two terms that have become question marks for the whole world. All eyes are on peace building in the tribal areas. FATA is a land that is described by the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as part of Pakistan, the sixth largest democratic nation in the world, and the second largest in the Muslim world.
According to widely accepted democratic norms, the state should be responsible for providing fundamental rights to all its citizens. Despite this, FATA is the only part of Pakistan that is treated differently by the constitution and separated from the rest of the country. Practically speaking, the constitution does not exist in the tribal areas as they are administered under a “black law;” under the Frontier Crimes Regulation, often referred to as FCR. This set of laws—formulated for the region by British colonial rulers in 1901—deprives the people of their right to appeal, wakeel (legal representation) and daleel (evidence).