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Integration of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: The challenges ahead

Oct 11

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

SDPI's Seminar Hall, 3rd Floor Taimur Chambers, 10-D (WEST), Fazl-ul-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad.


After the passage of the 25th constitutional amendment, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) constitutionally stand merged into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). However the decision that was taken at the end of the outgoing PML-N led government has left a lot of questions to be answered. The basic objective of the Fata merger was to plug in the political vacuum that existed in FATA since long and to provide a workable and efficient legal and administrative structure to the people of the area.  Achieving the desired results would require huge financial and administrative commitments not only from the federal government but also from the KP government over the period. Is the government ready to take up the challenge?  How can we create opportunities out of the existing challenges?

In this context, SDPI is holding a roundtable discussion titled: “Integration of FATA into KP: The challenges ahead” where civil society and media leaders alongside leading policy and governance experts on socio-economic, administrative and political dynamics of the FATA region will suggest a way forward to make the move successful.


  • Former senator Afrasiab Khattak (ANP)
  • Former Senator Farhatullah Babar (PPPP)
  • Senator Nouman Wazir (PTI)
  • Senator Sitara Ayaz, (ANP)
  • Jamal ud din, MNA (JUI-F)
  • Munir Khan Orakzai, MNA (MMAP)
  • Saleem Safi, Senior Journalist
  • Zahid Hussain, Senior Journalist
  • Hassan Khan, Senior Anchor Khyber TV

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