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Reforms Committee decides to expedite process of Fata reforms

Reforms Committee decides to expedite process of Fata reforms
September 08, 2017

 

ISLAMABAD: The high level National Committee on the Implementation of FATA Reforms on Friday decided to expedite the process of implementation of Fata reform after receiving positive response from parliamentarians. A meeting of the committee was held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi..

Other members of the Committee who attended the meeting included Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Chief Minister KPK Mr. Parvez Khattak, Minister for SAFRON Lt. Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Minister for Law & Justice Mr. Zahid Hamid, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz and senior civil and military officials.

The Committee noted with satisfaction the positive response in the Parliament and in the Tribal Areas for the FATA Reform Package which was approved by the Cabinet on 2nd March 2017.

The PM directed the Minister for Law and Justice to fast track legislative and administrative measures for the mainstreaming of FATA so that the people of FATA can have access to the fundamental rights at par with the people in the rest of Pakistan.

The Committee approved the fast track recruitment of Police and redeployment of some of the Frontier Constabulary, after training, to perform police functions. It was also decided to put in place an appropriate administrative mechanism for the transition period. It was also decided to create a position of Chief Operating Officer for the period of transition.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa briefed the Committee on the successes achieved in extending the writ of state throughout FATA and on the steps taken to strengthen security and border infrastructure as well as the development efforts during the last few years.

The Prime Minister in his remarks reiterated that the basic purpose of these reforms was to improve the lives of the people of FATA who have suffered enormously due to a long war, insurgency and widespread displacement in the past three decades

 

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