This research focuses on securitization in the tribal areas that traced back to the
British arrival in the region. Both the British and Pakistan treated the tribal belt with
imperial and national security consideration. The British perceived it the center of
gravity against the Czarist Russia for India’s survival and security during the
nineteenth century Great Game and afterward. Pakistan after independence continued
the region with the same colonial pattern against Afghanistan, India, Russia and Iran.
Both the colonial and post-colonial power retained the tribal belt as a barren
periphery, security zone and geo-strategic center of gravity, for the sole reason of
protecting and safeguarding the interest of the core region, in the name of imperial
and national security. The main focus of this research is on the post-merger security
paradigm of the tribal areas. FATA’s merger as the democratic project based on
mainstreaming is changing the imperial legacy of the region. The mainstreaming is
shrinking space for the state to use the region for securing and serving the interest of
the core region in the pretext of national security. Moreover, it also restricted space
for the militants, extremists, anti-state actors and influential elites
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Wazir, Shoaib "FATA's MERGER WITH KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA: IMPACT ON SECURITY OF PAK-AFGHAN REGION" Afribary. Afribary, 22 Sep. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/fata-s-merger-with-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-impact-on-security-of-pak-afghan-region. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.
Wazir, Shoaib . "FATA's MERGER WITH KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA: IMPACT ON SECURITY OF PAK-AFGHAN REGION". Afribary, Afribary, 22 Sep. 2021. Web. 26 Jan. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/fata-s-merger-with-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-impact-on-security-of-pak-afghan-region >.
Wazir, Shoaib . "FATA's MERGER WITH KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA: IMPACT ON SECURITY OF PAK-AFGHAN REGION" Afribary (2021). Accessed January 26, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/fata-s-merger-with-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-impact-on-security-of-pak-afghan-region