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Zcomms Daily Brief Tuesday, December 5-6, 2016

FATA Reforms report will be presented in the Senate today

Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said that after the approval of the Fata Reforms Committee report, the tribal representatives would be able to legislate for their people and prepare the budget for their areas. The News

Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Lt Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch has said that the Fata Reforms Committee report would be presented in the Senate on Tuesday (today). Daily Aaj

The minister said Rs100 billion had been allocated for the development in Fata while another Rs 4 to 5 billion had been earmarked for every tribal agency.

Jamiat Ulama e Islam (JUI-F) leaders stated that they are not supporting the FCR; however any decision sans tribal people’ consent would not be accepted. Daily Aaj

JI demanded early implementation of FATA Reforms

Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq has stressed the need for early implementation of the report prepared by the Parliamentary committee headed by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz about introduction of reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Radio Pakistan

Addressing a grand tribal Jirga in Peshawar on Sunday, he said Frontier Crimes Regulation should be abolished so that tribal people could get justice.

Jamaat-e-Islami sets 60-days deadline for abrogation of colonial era oppressive Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) in Federally Administered tribal Areas (FATA), otherwise a long march towards Islamabad will be carried out against PML-N led federal government. The Frontier Post

A grand tribal jirga held under the auspices of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) asked the federal government to revoke Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) within next two months otherwise the tribesmen would march on Islamabad. The Nation

Several resolutions were passed in the jirga, calling for amendments in Section 247 of the constitution, which prohibits the National Assembly to legislate for Fata without prior consent of the President. The jirga also stressed for extension of the constitution and the jurisdictions of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Peshawar High Court to Fata. A resolution also stressed the federal government to announce a package of Rs10 billion for rehabilitation and reconstruction of damaged homes, schools and hospitals in Fata.

JI leadership has demanded of the federal government to implement the recommendations of the Fata Reforms committee without any further delay and merge the federally administered tribal areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Tribal News Network

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