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Pakistan passes bill to bring law and order to former al-Qaida region

Fata tribal area in the country’s northeast had already been cleared of militants by the armyFor centuries the north-east corner of Pakistan known as the federally administered tribal areas (Fata) has been known as one of the world’s most lawless regions – a mountainous bolthole for terrorist groups.This week, however, Pakistan’s parliament passed a a landmark piece of legislation to abolish the semi-autonomous zone of Fata and bring a court system, police and modern governance to its long-suffering 5 million residents. Continue reading......

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Published By: theguardian.com - Friday, 25 May