A critical review of FCR
In his introductory remarks Mr. Afrasiab Khattak, former Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairperson, stated that the tribal areas had become focus of attention across the world in the ongoing international conflict between the US and the Al-Qaeda. It was widely believed, he said, that foreign aid agencies were planning to form a consortium for the development of FATA. He asked the foreign agencies to line the funding for that purpose with reforms in FATA, and added that these funds should be used through elected representatives and not through the Political Agents who were already involved in plundering the resources of the tribal areas. The international funding would go down the drain if it was not linked with reforms in FATA.