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Pakhtun Areas

Pakistan’s Western Frontiers Restive: The Pakhtun Awakening

Paper No. 6367                                 Dated 18-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s Western Frontiers comprising Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunwa Province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), have been restive for decades but recent Pakhtuns widespread protests in Islamabad and in rest of Pakistan has been described by Pakistani columnists as “The Awakening” and the “Pakhtuns Spring”.

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