ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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PAKISTAN- Crisis of Governance

and constructions, people in different panchayats started blockading roads, and took up protest marches and other peaceful expressions of dissent, demanding that their state give them a just hearing before it displaces them even if it is for the sake of national development. They insisted that the state give due recognition to their rights and involve them in working out the terms and conditions of any agreement or MOU signed between the state and the corporate bodies. They demanded to know the terms and conditions under which private companies are allowed to acquire thousands of acres of land in their villages, when the tribal people are not allowed possession rights over even a small patch of upland which they have been cultivating and tending for generations or to even the grass or leaves that grow in their land.

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