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Zcomms Daily Brief December, 9-12, 2016

Peshawar: Federal Government has rejected the chances of holding referendum on FATA’ merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. After the passage of FATA reforms report from the Parliament, phase-wise FATA’ merger into KP would be initiated.  Daily Aaj

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has stated that FATA would be merged into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in phases. Daily Mashriq

The news was also carried by Daily Aaj. Daily Aaj

KP-FATA merger rejected

BARA: A jirga of tribal elders from Khyber Agency rejected the merger of tribal areas into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and said Fata should be made separate province.

Speaking at the jirga in Hayatabad in Peshawar, the elders said that tribal people had rendered tremendous sacrifices for restoration peace. “Now the government is ignoring our sacrifices,” said one of the elders. The News

Members of the All-FATA Grand Alliance insisted on holding a referendum on the fate of tribal areas, maintaining that they would oppose the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Express Tribune

 “We will never compromise on the Jirga system,” a resolution adopted unanimously stated. Daily Mashriq

It stated that although the alliance favoured reforms in Frontier Crime Regulations (FCR), a handful of people would not be allowed to decide the fate of the entire region. Daily Aaj

Struggle to remove the FCR would continue till the logical end

PESHAWAR – Activists of Fata Students Organisation (FSO) set up a protest camp against the arrest of their president Shaukat Aziz by police and demanded his immediate release. The protest camp was established outside Peshawar Press Club, where a number of FSO activists were seen chanting slogans against the local administration and the FCR. The protesters were demanding immediate release of Aziz’s release, who had been arrested two days ago. The Nation

A number of banners and placards placed at the camp were written with various slogans, including go FCR go, and we want abolishment of this black law. The protesters said arrest of their leader for raising slogans against a law was clear violation of human rights. Daily Mashriq

FSO President Shuakat Aziz was held by the Peshawar district administration for protesting against pro-FCR tribal elders during a grand jirga called by the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions in Peshawar few days back. Daily Mashriq

The news was also carried by Daily Aaj

SHABQADAR: Peshawar district administration has arrested Fata Student Organization’s (FSO) central president for ‘protesting’ against the Frontiers Crimes Regulation (FCR). Shaukat Aziz was rounded up under 3 MPO (Maintenance of Public Order) after he chanted slogans against a tribal chief who spoke in favour of the FCR during the grand jirga called by the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) last week. .” FATA student leader held for ‘protesting against FCR’ – The Express Tribune

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