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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Swat Taliban used grievances: WB

The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development also points out that some 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by repeated cycles of political and criminal violence, and no low-income fragile or conflict-affected country has yet to achieve a single Millennium Development Goal.

Discussing the situation in the federally administered tribal areas (Fata), the report stresses the need for removing or amending laws perceived as unjust and discriminatory, such as the Frontier Crimes Regulation, which applies a legal regime to the tribal areas differing from the rest of Pakistan.

In places like Swat, formal systems for the provision of justice are weak or broken down, the report noted. “At the local level,
this breakdown opens gaps not only in the core criminal justice system, but also in th

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