Employment Conditions in the Conflicted Areas of Pakistan

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Employment Conditions in the Conflicted Areas of Pakistan

Employment conditions in the peaceful areas of Pakistan are not something to be proud of, how can these conditions be anything short of deplorable in the conflicted areas of Pakistan?

Violent conflict and fragile governance present enormous challenges for development and security in areas like Sawat, NWFP and FATA. In such places where violence is widespread the government almost ceases to function, the pace of development falls dramatically and conditions can deteriorate to extreme levels. In these turbulent areas, governments tend to have very limited capacity and their authority is often challenged by armed non-state actors. Conflict-affected regions are usually home to disaffected minorities or marginalized populations that hold long-running grievances with the central government and political establishment.

On the other hand conflict-affected areas present some of the most difficult challenges for delivery of aid, and there is a heightened risk that aid can favor groups on one side of the conflict or indirectly benefit armed actors, which can make the situation worse.

Keeping all this in mind, the main motive which has been in these areas during conflicted times is how to get food and water for their family much less a stable job and a salary at the end of the month. These people focus on the need of safety, shelter and food, at times also arms and ammunition to protect themselves from adversaries. As these areas are very close to war grounds especially considering Sawat (during the operation), and the present situation of the tribal areas, there were hardly any chances of anyone getting a proper job except some poor people who could go around relying on their cattle to feed them. People who didn’t own cattle or were seriously poor were either victims to the elite or the militants who…...

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