Veryan Khan
10 years ago

Tribal Members Not PaidIn Pakistan, unlike in Afghanistan, it is said that tribal members are not paid and supported fully by government security forces. This decreases the degree of support and also makes them more vulnerable to Taliban reprisals. The government however claims that the lashkars were being given adequate assistance, "monetary, material and moral --- to these lashkars," according to Pakistani news reports. [xi] The program also remains far from institutionalized and arms and ammunition are given to the local militias on a case by case basis, meaning as an incentive if they produce results and are seen as fully trustworthy. [xii] There…

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