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Bureau Head - Khalid Aziz

Khalid Aziz is a former civil service officer, having more than 30 years experience with an outstanding service record in various jobs under the federal and provincial governments. He headed the NWFP Planning, Environment & Development Department for six years and played a major role in transforming NWFP. He also headed the province as its Chief Secretary. After government service he started his own development consultancy firm in 2003. He writes extensively on the region.

Drivers of extremism in Fata and KP

Fata, KP, Karachi, Balochistan and Afghanistan have remained in the forefront of violence since 2001. It has at times spilled over into Punjab but violence has remained mainly fixated to the above regions.

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A framework for peace

One may inquire how essential regional security in South Asia is for bringing peace to Afghanistan after 2014, when foreign troops withdraw.

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A Framework for Achieving Peace in Afghanistan 2014

For the creation of peace in Afghanistan it is necessary to identify the major goals that need to be met. A review of these goals highlights the underlying linkages essential for designing the peace architecture.

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