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Zcomms Daily Brief Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ANP demanded KP-FATA merger

TIMERGARA: Awami National Party (ANP) leader and former chief minister Ameer Haider Hoti on Tuesday demanded the federal government to merge the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Addressing at workers’ convention held at Maidan in Lower Dir, Haider Hoti said those opposing the merger of Fata in KP were not sincere to the Pakhtuns.  The News

FATA tribal elders want immediate merger with KP

PESHAWAR: All Fata Political Parties Alliance has rejected the proposal for holding a referendum on merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and urged the government to announce the merger immediately to bring tribal regions into the mainstream. The demand was raised at a seminar held by the alliance at the Peshawar Press Club on Tuesday. DAWN

The FATA Political Alliance (FPA) has expressed dissociation from a peace conference, sponsored by Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), regarding future of FATA in Peshawar on December 18, and called upon the government for immediate merger of Tribal Areas into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) without any further delay. Daily Times

The FPA also demanded the announcement a comprehensive fiscal relief package for rehabilitation and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in Tribal Areas, besides population census, and local bodies elections, should be conducted in tribal regions. The participants stressed the need for complete abolishment of the Frontier Crime Regulation (FCR), and merger of FATA into KP. Business Recorder

The news was also carried by Daily Aaj

‘Collective Punishment’ in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

Entire villages must pay the cost for insurgent activities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.         The Diplomat

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