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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.

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