Category: Ayaz Wazir

Can We Afford To Lose Afghanistan? – Ayaz Wazir

One thought peace would return to Afghanistan with the drawdown of foreign forces from there. Even though all foreign troops, barring a few thousand Americans, have...

Permanently Displaced Persons – Ayaz Wazir

Initially the plight of the IDPs of North Waziristan was given extensive coverage by the media but after the launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb that coverage gradually...

For Change In Fata – Ayaz Wazir

Why has Fata not been developed and mainstreamed to bring it at par with the rest of the country? This is a question that is often asked by the younger generation who...

The Sleeping Fighter In Fata – Ayaz Wazir

Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai made a hat trick by meeting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif three times in two months after assuming power as president of Afghanistan on September...

Fata’s Voice – Ayaz Wazir

“Fata has no voice” – this is what Governor Mehtab Ahmed Khan said at the time of taking oath as the 27th governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the...

Ghani’s Test’ – Ayaz Wazir

Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the president of Afghanistan, will be paying his first visit to Pakistan in the next few days. This will be his second visit to a neighbouring...

The Afghanistan Make Over – Ayaz Wazir

Turmoil-ridden Afghanistan entered a new phase of its political life on September 29, 2014 with Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai taking over as president after he signed an...

Waziristan Forgotten – Ayaz Wazir

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was shown on TV on Eid day, touring the flood affected areas in Punjab assuring people there that their destroyed houses will be rebuilt and...

If The Marchers Were Tribesmen – Ayaz Wazir

Although unfair and untrue Fata has been and still is considered a place where the government has no writ, nor any capacity to bring about peace in the area or develop...

The Afghan Deadlock – Ayaz Wazir

The recently held elections in Afghanistan, conducted in a comparatively peaceful atmosphere, were interpreted by many as a crushing blow if not outright defeat for the...

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