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Levies Force gets powers of Police in Torkham

Levies Force gets powers of Police in Torkham
September 24, 2017

PESHAWAR, 24 September: The federal government has brought changes in the FIA Act for Torkham area of Khyber Agnecy under which the Levies Force will get the powers of Police.

According to a statutory regulatory order (SRO) issued from the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), these changes have been made in the FIA Act specifically for Torkham Gate, Bacha Mena, Shamshad Ghar and other areas situated near the Pak-Afghan border. Under the order, Levies will get powers of Police, Naib Tehsildar of Torkham will get powers of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Sub-Inspector, Assistant Political Agent Landikotal will get powers of Sessions Judge and Political Agent will get powers of Magistrate.

The SRO says the orders of the changes have been issued by the President of Pakistan under Article 247 of the Constitution. After amendment in the law, the Torkham Tehsil Office will also be changed into FIA office.

People have welcomed changes in the FIA Act and termed it a first step towards bringing reforms in FATA. People hoped that the powers of Police will be extended to the whole FATA gradually.

However, some experts are of the view that these measures are not part of the FATA reforms process. They says the powers of Levies have been enhanced in Torkham to stop money laundering, smuggling from Afghanistan and illegal crossing of border

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