The ADR law introduced by the KP government to resolve disputes in merged tribal districts through tribal Jirgas has been challenged in the PHC.
TNN talked to lawmakers from merged districts about ADR rules and found that some lawmakers have even not bothered to read the draft of the new rules.
The establishment of reconciliatory Jirgas in merged tribal districts by the KP government has triggered a new debate on its legal status and viability.
The decision about relaxing condition of educational qualification for filling teaching posts in merged districts has drawn criticism from some quarters.
If no application is received from highly-qualified candidates, then matric-level candidates will be appointed on vacant teaching seats as a compulsion.
A recent report of Independent Monitoring Unit (IMU) painted the real picture of the state of affairs in schools in merged districts.
Tribesmen expressed that tribal areas have a strong Jirga system to resolve their disputes and will never allow extension of police and courts to tribal districts.
Senior lawyer Hashim Khan Mengal, tribal elder Malik Attaullah Mehsud and women rights activist Shagufta Gul took part in the panel discussion.
Over 2.8 million voters are registered in tribal districts and 26 percent voters used their right to vote in the July 20 elections.
The newly elected members of KP Assembly from tribal districts say they will focus on basic facilities of life to people in their respective constituencies.
Experts in Badloon program of TNN have welcomed the shifting of courts and deputy commissioners offices inside merged tribal districts.
The KP Home Department has informed DCs of Khyber, Orakzai and South Waziristan to shift their offices inside these districts within three months.