Bill introduced in NA to extend jurisdiction of SC, IHC to FATA

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid here on Friday introduced a Bill to extend the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Islamabad High Court to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas The Minister said, I am introducing a Bill to extend the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Islamabad High Court to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas [The Supreme Court and High Court (Extension of Jurisdiction to Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Bill, 2017].
It is to mention that the federal cabinet on Tues­day approved extension of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) as a first step towards implementation of the FATA reform.
In the initial draft that had been prepared in the light of suggestions of a six-member special committee that had proposed merger of the tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the jurisdiction of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) was to be extended to the tribal areas.

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