FATA reforms committee meets in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The FATA Reforms Committee has prepared recommendations for implementation of Federally Administered Tribal Areas with a new Tribal Areas Rewaj Act that would replace that controversial Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR). The committee also decided to extend powers of the higher judiciary to tribal areas.
Members of the FATA Reforms Committee held its meeting in Peshawar here on Wednesday chaired by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra. The meeting, besides others, was also attended by Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Advisor to Prime Minister on national security Nasir Janjua, Provincial Minister Inayatullah Khan and Sikandar Khan Sherpao, IGP Nasir Durrani, KP Chief Secretary Amjad Ali and Anwar Ali.
Addressing the meeting, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said reforms would be introduced in FATA in accordance with tribal traditions and consultation of the tribal people.
He said the rights and interests of the tribal people will be protected at all costs. He lauded the sacrifices of tribal people for restoration of peace and tranquillity in the country. Members of Fata Reforms Committee despite holding consultation with stakeholders on drastic reforms in tribal regions have yet to compile comprehensive report and visit rest of tribal agencies and Frontier Regions (FRs).


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