FATA & KP News – Latest News from Fata & KP at Radio TNN

 Breaking News


Tribal elders file petition in SC against FATA merger with KP

Tribal elders file petition in SC against FATA merger with KP
March 10, 2017

PESHAWAR, 10 March: Five tribal elders have submitted a petition in the Supreme Court against merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa terming it unconstitutional.

The elders who have submitted the petition include Malik Waris Khan from Khyber Agency, Malik Khan Marjan from North Waziristan Agency, Malik Attaullah of South Waziristan, Malik Bahadur Shah of Bajaur Agency and Malik Baz Gul of Darra Adamkhel (FR Kohat). The petition said the prime minister had formed a committee for reforms in FATA, but under the law, the prime minister cannot make decisions about FATA and the committee’s report has no legal status as such. It said the government committee consulted very few people in FATA about the reforms process, while in fact most of the tribal people oppose merger with KP.

The petition has made the secretary of President House, prime minister’s principal secretary, secretary Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor as parties in the petition.

The petition demanded the president of Pakistan to establish of a committee comprising real representatives of FATA for bringing reforms in FATA according to the wishes of tribal people. The affidavits of about a hundred tribal elders in support of the petition have also been submitted in the court.


Related Articles


Like Us On Facebook

Fata Reforms

  • FATA reforms bill suspended over the question of merger and Riwaj Act

    The FATA reforms process is again facing suspension since May this year mainly due to differences among the FATA parliamentarians over the mode of reforms in the tribal areas. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Member National Assembly from South Waziristan Agency Muhammad Jamaluddin says the parliamentarians are having different opinion on the question of merger with Khyber […]

  • The pros and cons of extending superior courts to FATA

    The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been kept away from the country’s judicial system under Article 247 of the Constitution of Pakistan and all kinds of disputes are resolved under the centuries-old tribal system. The ongoing reforms process not only aims at bringing the tribal region into the national mainstream, but also bringing FATA […]

  • Political parties, people of KP favour immediate merger of FATA with the province

    The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and a number of political parties have expressed reservations over the draft of the FATA reforms by the federal cabinet. KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak says the federal government is not sincere in the reforms as it has brought forward some suggestions which are objectionable and against the Constitution. “We believe […]


  • Families suffer from lack of internet and mobile services in areas of return

    Following repatriation to natives towns, the returned families especially youth have been facing immense problems due to unavailability of internet and 3G services in tribal agencies. Though tribes seem satisfied with pace of reconstruction and rehabilitation process but what concern them is the non-availability of cellular phones, internet services that concern the tribal people especially […]

  • Post-repatriation opportunities and challenges of Technical education in FATA

    The government has allocated Rs 600 million to promote technical education and enroll maximum students at technical educational institutions in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The amount is said to be spent on construction of new technical institutes, make the closed institute functional and equip them with modern facilities. This was revealed by Fata Development […]

  • BISP to be extended to North and South Waziristan soon

    The government of Pakistan launched BISP in 2008 to provide financial assistance to destitute families. So far, around 5.4 women have been benefited from this program by getting Rs4500 every three months. Like other parts of the country, this program has also been extended to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). This women centric program has […]

Follow us on twitter


August 2017
« Jul