Dr. Jamil Ahmed Chitrali
Note from Editor
The journal is getting attention of the peace researchers within the country and from international researchers alike since its inception last year. At the beginning of second year for the journal “Pakistan Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies” has started receiving feedback, on the previous issues which is encouraging. Peace and Conflict research is covering the space previously shadowed under International Relations, Political Science, War Studies, Defence and Strategic Studies, Sociology, and other branches of social, science and management related research. This issue includes research papers on themes such as post-conflict peace building, theoretical approaches to conflict resolution, conflict resolution research in Pakistan, media coverage of conflict and journalistic nationalism, and the prospects of Islamic military alliance against terrorism.
My special comments, though, are on the on-going FATA Reforms in Pakistan. There are hot debates on FATA Reforms these days. Many prominent political figures are demanding the merger of the tribal area (FATA) with the province of Khyber Pakhtunkwha. Nonetheless, there are those who object the on-going reforms process on various grounds. The pros and cons of the reform process have been hotly debated in the newspapers. This will be only a replication to produce both the stances here.
We support the on-going reform process in FATA for good reasons. Any geographical area that has experienced a conflict must