ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has sent an advice to President Mamnoon Hussain seeking his assent over the extension and application of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government (Amendment) Act-2016 to the Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA).

“The President, in terms of Rule 15A (1) of the Rules of Business, 1973, is advised to approve the extension of the “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Act No. XIV of 2016)” to the Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA) vide para 1 read with para 3, along with draft Notification (Annex-IV), under Article 247 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973, as proposed,” a press release of the PM Office Media wing Monday said.