FATA reforms committee meets

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PESHAWAR, Sept 7 (APP0: The Governor KPK Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that reforms in FATA would be made in accordance with the aspirations of the tribal people and to do this, every possible mean would be applied.

He stated, while presiding over a meeting of the FATA Reforms Committee at governor House on Wednesday.

The Chairman of the committee and the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak; Advisor to Prime Minister on Security Affairs, Lt. Gen. Nasir Janjua; provincial senior ministers, Inayatullah and Sikandar Khan Sherpao; Advisor to provincial Chief Minister, Mr. Mushtaq Ghani; Chief Secretary, Amjad Ali Khan, Secretary SAFRAN, Arbab Shahzad, IGP, Nasir Khan Durrani, Additional Chief Secretary, FATA Fida Wazir and other concerned senior officials were also present on this occasion.

Sartaj Aziz highlighting features of the report of the FATA Reforms Committee also mentioned certain steps underway in this respect.

In this connection, he pointed out that implementing land reforms; and replacement of FCR with Tribal Areas Rawaj Act are also the part of the reforms proposal.

Similarly, he added, establishing judiciary system under the Peshawar High Court and at the first phase, holding local government election in FATA are also included in the proposals submitted by the committee.

The meeting was informed that the federal government has already decided to create a new wing under the Frontier Corps (FC) to further strengthen security along Pak Afghan border.

Besides, he added, a ten years development plan in FATA to accelerate the process of developmental activities has also been proposed wherein special priority will be given to infrastructure development including road networks, schools and colleges and funds for this purpose will be provided by the Federal Government.

Meanwhile, the provincial Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak, senior ministers, Inayatullah Khan and Sikandar Khan Sherpau also put forward certain proposals for incorporating in the FATA reforms process and making it more comprehensive.