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CEO to supervise implementation Fata Reforms, QWP protest delay

CEO to supervise implementation Fata Reforms, QWP protest delay
September 11, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Former minister of State and Frontier Regions (Safron) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Monday that Fata Reforms Committee decided to appoint a chief executive officer for Fata reforms.

He said that appointment of CEO was decided in a meeting of Fata Reforms Committee who would supervise whole process of Fata implementation.

The former minister said that the reforms would be implemented sooner than later and revealed that Rs10 billion development fund be given to Fata apart from doubling health, education budget.

Talking about Riwaj Act, he said that people of Fata would get two options to get justice that were either to decide their case under Riwaj Act or Pakistan Penal Code.

He maintained that till merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the tribal people could take their cases to Islamabad High Court. Parliamentarians Tariqullah and Sajid Turi criticized the proposed Riwaj Act and termed it verbatim copy of Frontier Crimes Regulations.

They said that they would not accept it unless their concerned are done away with to which Baloch said that to submit their complaints in written form before the committee that would be addressed.

He said he would be responsible for implementation of reforms if Fata parliamentarians agreed on reforms within a month.

QWP protest delay in Fata Reforms

Workers of Qaumi Watan Party on Monday staged protest demonstration against delay in Fata reforms and missing a large number of population in census.

The protesters led by provincial president of the party Sikandar Hayat Sherpao also gathered outside Peshawar Press Club and then marched towards Governor House.

They chanted slogans against Frontier Crime Regulations and rejected the proposed Riwaj Act demanding that these areas should immediately be merged into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The protesters also expressed their concerned over head count in tribal areas and said that they a large number of population was missed in the census.

Sikandar Sherpao said that QWP has launched a movement that would be extended to tribal areas and continue unless the tribal people get their due rights.


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