Govt Should Focus On FATA's Problems With Priority: Parliamentarians

Govt should focus on FATA's problems with priority: Parliamentarians

ISLAMABAD, Jan 2 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 02nd Jan, 2017 ) : The Parliamentarians of Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) Monday said that government should resolve FATA problems on priority basis. Talking to APP, they said that it is the responsibility of the government to give the preference of public opinions and their culture in the upcoming reforms of FATA. Senator Muhammad Saleh Shah was of the view that so far South Waziristan is facing many problems while various developmental projects are still pending and no work has been started on them.

To a question he said that the committee on FATA reforms has been finalized its report and will expected to take up in the next meeting of Federal Cabinet. He appreciating the government said that almost all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been resettled their home town and government is providing all the necessary possible facilities. "I hoped that FATA reforms would bring the fruitful result for the people of the FATA and it will change the fate the region" Saleh Shah said.

Saleh Shah said that so far many problems still waiting for the attention of Federal Government and Khyber Pukhtunkhaw government. Replying to a question,he said that now the peaceful environment in the FATA and people are living with their routine life. Senator Sajjad Hussain Turi told APP, that government should hold the local body election in FATA as has hold in the other parts of the country. He hoped that once the task of Fata reforms is underway, the people of Fata would be considered as equal citizens of the state, entitled to the same level of respect as other citizens in the upcoming reforms of FATA.

To a question he said that government should give more power to the political representative as the bureaucracy of FATA, He said that FATA reforms would bring the positive changes in FATA and this region will develop, because without reforms the development in this areas could not be acieved. APP/abs/aa