Key judicial change in Pakistan’s tribal areas set back by ruling

Pakistan’s former Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) still lacks a regular judicial system despite a constitutional amendment in May to merge the region with its northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Constitution 25 Amendment Act 2018 rescinded the FATA’s separate status and extended the High Court’s jurisdiction to the tribal region. As a stopgap arrangement, […]