The respect of human rights in a society determines the destination of that
society or state. It is the level of satisfaction of citizens of a country which
convinces them to work for the growth and progress of that state or society.
The people of FATA are living under a draconian law which is known as
Frontier Crime Regulations (FCR). There is agrave human rights violation of
the people of FATA under this law. Freedom of speech, freedom of expression
etc. are hampered by the FCR and the common people live under a threat of
collective punishment as well. Moreover, due to military operations against
the militants in the area, millions of people from FATA have been displaced.
At times, there are grave violations of human rights of the displaced persons
as well. This paper will explore the state of human rights in FATA in general
and evaluates its impact on the Federation of Pakistan. The paper evaluates
different instances of human rights violation in various agencies of FATA and
their root causes as well.
1-Sohail Ahmad Assistant Professor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan 2-Fasih Ahmed Assistant Professor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Zubair Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Law, AWKUM, Mardan, Pakistan.