Social, Political and Economic Implications of Frontier Crimes Regulation 1901, in FATA, PakistanJournal: Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vol.3, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2014-02-15
Authors : Mazhar Ali Khan;
Page : 249-260
Keywords : Political; Social; Economical; Rights; FATA; Pakistan;
This paper aims to analyze the violation of social, political and economic rights of the people of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) recognized by International Human rights law with special reference to Frontier Crimes Regulation 1901, with a view to make suitable recommendations. The paper briefly discusses the Social, Political and Economic Implications of FCR and provides a short overview of the administrative, judicial, social, political and economic aspects of FATA. In assessing the underlying causes of the FATA problem, this paper suggests significant changes to the FCR as an essential and effective measure. This paper also leads to the study of the objectives of the FCR repugnant to the essence of law. The implications of FCR provisions have briefly analyzed in the context of modern International human rights law. Short analyses of the newly introduced law Action in Aid Civil Power Regulation, 2011 has been taken. Frontier Crimes Regulation being a codified law mostly based on the traditional values of the residing tribes of FATA, has various implications on the social, political and economic aspects of the society living at large have been discussed. Guarantying human rights to the individuals irrespective of sex, age, race, religion and nationality is a global issue. International human rights laws and domestic laws provides for the fundamental human rights while FCR lacks provisions regarding the human rights which are globally recognized for individuals. There is a want of strong legal regime which must be established for the protection of social, political and economic rights as to improve the life standards of the individual of FATA. This study recommends the social, political and economic reforms to the existing laws in FATA as to meet the international human rights law.
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