I have purposely avoided the discussion on torture and beheadings so far. Such acts are atrocious and wrong. This is not a rule but an exception in some specific circumstances.
A number of Pak Army and FC troops have been exchanged and returned in a humane and proper way, they were not subjected to tortures or anything of the sort.
Army operations against civilians have some inherent risks, power of perceptions. The most sensitive issue in FATA is threat of Rape of family members during interrogations. During the term of Gen. Iftikhar some overenthusiastic Intel operatives had resorted to threats of this nature. Fortunately Pak Army’s record on desecration of homes or womenfolk is clean; formation commanders have issued and adhered to very strict SOP’s on the subject. Nevertheless it fueled a process of inhuman reprisals for some time. Hopefully this dark chapter is now behind us.