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Decision of FATA-KP merger should be left to provincial government: CM

Decision of FATA-KP merger should be left to provincial government: CM

KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak. – A file photo

May 18, 2017

PESHAWAR, 18 May: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak has said the 30th constitutional amendment bill and FATA Riwaj Act bill presented in the National Assembly is not fulfilling the objectives of bringing FATA into national mainstream.

The chief minister said in a statement on Wednesday that the proposed bill will cause rift among the FATA and KP people. He said the KP government is a main stakeholder in the FATA reforms process, but the federal government doesn’t even bother to reply to communiques sent by the provincial government in this regard. He said the provincial government has told the Centre that the FATA Reforms Committee had proposed merger of FATA with KP and not doing so will end trust of tribal people in the government. He said the FATA-KP merger decision should be left to the KP government now.

Mr Khattak said some problems in FATA need immediate resolution, adding that these problems should not be kept pending for five years. He said the existing bill will bring FATA members of KP Assembly, but they will have no power in FATA affairs for next five years. He said there is no use of meaningless election of FATA lawmakers in KP Assembly.

The chief minister also demanded completion of repatriation process of FATA displaced people by the end of this year.

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