Saema Zeb

  • The last year has seen a significant shift in the political landscape of Pakistan, with the state becoming “overbearing” and converting into a police state. Some may argue that this depiction of the state is harsh but one cannot dismiss the reality- with a series of draconian measures ...

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  • There has been much discussion in the press and in the political medium concerning FATA reforms, with much of the focus being on the black law known as ‘FCR’ (Frontier Crime Regulation). This FCR introduced by the British Colonialists, gave sweeping powers to the political agent which ...

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  • The National Action Plan (NAP) initiated by the Pakistani government post-December 2014 has come under scrutiny, where much of the criticism has been that the NAP has been arbitrarily implemented. Law enforcement agencies, such as the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) have been going on a rampage ...

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  • In June 2014, the Pakistani Government introduced the Protection of Pakistan Act (POPA), which was presented as an essential act/arm in the ongoing War on Terror, giving ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ its political backbone. When one analyses POPA, one realises that although it identifies what a militant ...

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