Lead­ers con­cerned over FATA Act re­jec­tion

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - NASIB SHAH SHINWARI

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.

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