The latest issue of TIGAH is an attempt to explore factors leading to this unrest and seek ways and means; how to tackle the menace of rising terrorism in the region. The journal discusses the implications of US policy in Afghanistan and the resulting worsening state of law and order in the tribal belt of Pakistan. While raising questions over legality of US drone attacks, the issue explains how it became a source of friction between Pakistan and the United States when the first ever drone hit South Waziristan in 2004. The abysmal state of security in FATA has resulted in economic, social and political marginalization of the local inhabitants. Articles in the journal explore factors contributing to this marginalization and offers thought provoking recommendations on how to de- marginalize and mainstream this poverty stricken region. The journal takes a view of the issues and challenges and especially maternal health issues of the near one million IDPs who were forced to leave their homes for safer place as a result of the operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan. Child labour is another burning issue that has been discussed at length. Taking a view of the journalists working in the conflict zone, the journal also explains how FM radio channels were used for militarization of the society. It recommends how better use of these FM channels could be made in raising awareness in the people of this troubled zone.
The research papers published in TIGAH (volume V) can be downloaded from here.
Research Papers Author(s)
|An Analysis of the Sociological Causes of Child Labour in FATA: A Case study of Bajaur Agency, Pakistan
||Dr Arab Naz & Waseem Khan
|Impact of War on Terror on Maternal Mortality in FATA
||Mehran Ali Khan Wazir & Irfan Udin
|Journalists at Work in FATA: An Overview of Consequences
|Impact of FM Radio Channels on Indigenous Society: A Case Study of Bajaur Agency
|De-Marginalization: A Way Forward to Peace Building in FATA
|Health Issues of Internally Displaced Persons of Waziristan: An Analysis
||Shahid Khan Marwat
|Drone Strikes in FATA: A Violation of Pakistan’s Sovereignty
||Farooq yousaf & Rahmanullah
|U.S. Policy in Afghanistan and Its Impact on FATA
||Alamger khan Khattak