Leaders concerned over FATA Act rejection
KHYBER AGENCY—The leaders of politi-cal parties and youth unions in FATA and Khyber Agency have rejected the pro-posed Nizame-Adal act-2016 to replace FCR and showed their concern demanding the government to implement constitution of Pakistan in FATA instead.
Mufti Muhammad Ijaz Shinwari, the general secretary of JUI-F FATA said their party would support and welcome if the government was eliminating FCR from FATA and implementing Islamic regulations in its real shape there. He said giving name of Is-lamic sharia to traditional laws was not acceptable to their party and they would oppose those regulations.
Murad Hussain Afridi, the ameer of Jamat-e-Islami Landikotal termed the proposed act as a joke with FATA people and said their party was strongly opposing this act and demanding the implementation of 1973 constitution of Pakistan in FATA. Giving the arguments, he said that Supreme Court of Pakistan had also rejected the Nizam-e-Adal Act in Malakand regions before.
“We want and demanding a separate judi-ciary and executive system for FATA like the other parts of Pakistan” he added. Ab-dul Raziq Shinwari, the leader of PTI said they want complete abolishment of FCR in FATA and demanding the constitution of Pakistan for our people. We want separate court and administrative system for FATA.
He said. Talking this scribe Amir Afridi, the president of Khyber Agency Youth Forum while rejecting the proposed act of FATA reforms committee said that FATA people were Pakistani and 1973 constitution of Pakistan should be implemented in FATA with its all contents which will give basic rights to tribesmen of FATA and their representatives would also raise voice for them effectively at the democratically elected assemblies. Amir Afridi said FATA people were fighting for more than 100 years to abolish FCR and now they would launch struggles for the elimination of the proposed act which seems the wastage of time. He said according to the proposed act powers were still in the hands of the political and assistant political agents which show that FCR would be prevailing there. Afridi demanded and urged the government that 1973 constitution of Pakistan should be implemented in FATA and the youth of FATA were opposing and rejecting the proposed act.
Amir Afridi also added that a couple of days before Abdul Qadir Baloch, who is the member of FATA reforms committee has also informed the senate during his speech that FATA peo-ple were demanding the complete elimina-tion of FCR and want FATA to be merged in KP.