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JI to stage sit-in in Islamabad against delay in FATA reforms implementation

JI to stage sit-in in Islamabad against delay in FATA reforms implementation
August 11, 2017

PESHAWAR, 11 August: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Thursday announced to stage a sit-in in Islamabad on 22 August against delay in implementation of FATA reforms.

The JI FATA general secretary Muhammad Rafiq said while addressing a press conference at Al-Markaz Islami in Peshawar that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra had promised abolishment of Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) during the earlier sit-in of JI, but that promise remained unfulfilled. He said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sincere in bringing reforms in FATA, but he was made to back out from the process by opportunist elements.

The JI leader asked Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to announce implementation of FATA reforms and abolishment of FCR as a gift to tribal people on the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan.

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