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

 Breaking News


Sit-in for FATA reforms implementation ends after PM accepts demands

Sit-in for FATA reforms implementation ends after PM accepts demands
October 10, 2017

PESHAWAR, 10 October: Member National Assembly from Khyber Agency Al-Haaj Shah Jee Gul Afridi Monday told the participants of the sit-in for FATA reforms in Islamabad on Monday that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has agreed to merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and giving representation to tribal areas in the KP Assembly in the next general elections.

During the Islamabad sit-in, FATA MNAs Shah Jee Gul, Shahabuddin Khan and Sajid Turi led by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) provincial president Amir Muqam met Prime Minister Abbasi. After a four-hour long meeting with the prime minister, Shah Jee told the sit-in participants that the premier has agreed to abolishing the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR), merger of FATA with KP and giving seats to the FATA representative in the KP Assembly in the next elections.

Amir Muqam also addressed the sit-in participants and said the prime minister has accepted all the demands of FATA MNAs. After Amir Muqam’s address, the protesters ended their sit-in which was staged at D-Chowk against delay in implementation of reforms in the tribal areas.

However, Shah Jee did not give a timeframe for fulfilment of the prime minister’s promises about implementation of FATA reforms. The situation turned out of control when some tribal youth refused to end the sit-in and pelted stones on the containers brought for the sit-in at D-Chowk. They accused the FATA MNAs of being hand-in-glove with the government in delaying the reforms. They vowed to continue their movement until issuance of notification by the government for implementation of FATA reforms.


Related Articles


Fata Reforms


  • Absenteeism of teachers, damaged buildings make 900 schools non-functional in FATA

    In tribal areas of Pakistan, more than 800 schools have been closed or still remained non-functional due to poor law and order situation in the region. A large number of schools were either damaged or destroyed by Taliban when they were in control of major parts of FATA.  Since majority of displaced populations have returned […]

  • Returnees and displaced families from FATA seek food security

    Hundreds of displaced families from North and South Waziristan and Khyber Agency are still living a displaced life. However, the IDPs and repatriated from Fata have claimed that government was, seemingly, least interested to facilitate and provide food to the terrorism-affected tribal people.

  • Political parties running campaigns to increase vote bank among repatriated people of FATA

    Political hustle and bustle have been gaining vigor at the in the areas of return in FATA with public gatherings being organized at hujras and local offices of political parties ahead of forthcoming general elections.During 2013 general elections thousands of families from different agencies of Fata were living in camps and with relatives due to military operations.


April 2018
« Mar