The basic aim of the paper is to highlight the impacts
of militancy on the Federally Administrated Tribal
Area. Strategically the area is very important, and it is situated
between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The area also played a very
important role in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Before and
after 9/11 most of the militants fled to the Tribal areas of Pakistan
to seek shelter. The area was used as a launching pad by militants.
There were safe sanctuaries of those militants and thus it was a
threat to the integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan. As a result, a
number of military operations were launched to eliminate those
safe sanctuaries. The whole scenario has had some impacts on the
life of tribesmen. The paper is an attempt to investigate the root
causes of militancy and its impacts on FATA after 9/11.
1-Khan Faqir: Assistant Professor, Pakistan Study Centre,University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.2-Bilal Haider: Lecturer, Pakistan Study, Postgraduate Government College Landi Kotal, District Khyber, KP, Pakistan. 3-Sumbal Jameel: Research Scholar, Department of Political Science,Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Militancy, FATA, Military operations, Maliks, Pkahtunwali, Terrorism