Resolution calling for KP, Fata merger passed
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution calling for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) into the province amid opposition by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F). https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/172012-Resolution-calling-for-KP-Fata-merger-passed
Dr Haider Ali of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) presented the resolution signed by members of various political parties in the House. http://tribune.com.pk/story/1263715/k-p-assembly-passes-resolution-fata-merger/
The was also carried by Dawn. https://www.dawn.com/news/1302420/pa-flays-centre-for-denying-noc-to-foreign-visitors
The resolution reads, “This Assembly demands the federal government to merge Fata into KP so that the tribal areas could be developed by bringing them into mainstream.”
Mufti Janan of the JUI-F said his party would not support the merger of Fata with KP without taking the tribes people into confidence. He said that Fata should be declared a separate province as KP didn’t have the capacity and resources to govern such a large area.
Defending the resolution, Senior Minister Sikandar Sherpao, who belongs to the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), said there should not be two laws for the people of a country. http://nation.com.pk/newspaper-picks/15-Dec-2016/kp-assembly-for-fata-merger-into-province
He said the tribal people had remained deprived of their due rights owing to the negligence of successive governments. He maintained that the federal government deserved praise for taking steps to bring Fata into the mainstream. Sikandar Sherpao said recommendations of the Fata Reforms Committee should be implemented in letter and spirit. http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/15-Dec-16/kp-assembly-for-merger-of-fata-with-kp
He said the provincial assembly passed a resolution in 2012 in favour of the merger of Fata with the province. http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/113511/
The news was also carried by Daily Aaj.
The news was also carried by Daily Mashriq. http://www.mashriqtv.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-12-15/page-1/detail-11
Elders seek practical steps for reconstruction in Fata
PESHAWAR: The elders belonging to different tribal regions Wednesday demanded the government to take practical steps for reconstruction of the damaged infrastructure and restoration of peace in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) ahead of the implementation of Fata reforms. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/171930-Elders-seek-practical-steps-for-reconstruction-in-Fata
Speaking at a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday, Malik Marjan Wazir, chief patron of Fata Grand Alliance, said that the government should focus its attention on return of temporary displaced people (TDPs) to respective areas in a dignified manner. http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-12-15/page-15
Suggesting concrete steps for an independent Fata legislative council or Agency Council, he said that reforms process should be initiated to ensure development of Fata.