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Federal Cabinet Approves Fata's Merger With K-P, Repeal Of Fcr


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The federal cabinet on Thursday approved in principle recommendations of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) reforms committee, which includes the merger of the tribal areas with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and repeal of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR). Chairing the cabinet, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the people of Fata, Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) will be given their due rights.

 

“The cabinet accords in principle approval to the recommendations of the Fata reforms committee.” PM House said in a statement. K-P Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra was also in attendance.

 

Speaking on the occasion, PM Nawaz stressed the need to focus on the development of under-developed areas to improve the living standards of the people.

The meeting was told that the process of mainstreaming of Fata will be carried out in a time span of five years.

Later, committee’s chairman, adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz told journalists that necessary amendments will be made in the constitution to enable people of Fata elect their representatives to K-P assembly for the general elections in 2018.

 

FCR, he added, would be repealed and replaced with a new Rawaj system as per the recommendations. ***anyone have any information on what this might be?***

 

The recommendations include setting a schedule for the repatriation of all temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) by April 30 this year, while the reconstruction in the areas would be completed by 2018.

 

https://tribune.com....s-fata-reforms/



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I for one am very pleased. It has been long overdue and is a shackle of colonialism that has been tossed aside. FATA has been neglected at the federal level and has not had the support or infrastructure of a province. This will be a big step in reversing the normalisation the tribal patriarchal system of politics, it will also mean FATA can get the roads, schools, economic development etc it deserves. If FATA had not been ruled in this manner, it would not have become a hotbed of terrorism for all these years.



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I for one am very pleased. It has been long overdue and is a shackle of colonialism that has been tossed aside. FATA has been neglected at the federal level and has not had the support or infrastructure of a province. This will be a big step in reversing the normalisation the tribal patriarchal system of politics, it will also mean FATA can get the roads, schools, economic development etc it deserves. If FATA had not been ruled in this manner, it would not have become a hotbed of terrorism for all these years.

 

Agreed, should have been done earlier, but for a long time the tribals insisted that they would want to be self governing 



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FATA should have been a separate provience...these changes will not accomplish anything except chaos.

 

Is the KP govt prepared for this or so much so were they consulted or as they say in Pakistan “taken into confidence?” 


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Whatever happened to making Gilget-Baltistan, the 5th Province of Pakistan? Is that not the case now?

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Geopolitical realities will ensure that Gilgit, Fata and Aza Kashmir would be made into provinces. Chinese investment of 57 Billion passes close to Gilgit and Kashmir, and there is no way China would want political uncertainties. I bet there is already huge pressure from China on Pakistan to make these areas into provinces.



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Good for Pakhtoon Power! Good for FATA and KPK Awam! 

 

Good step to make FATA finally mainstream into pakistan,  by the PMLN government! 


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Good for Pakhtoon Power! Good for FATA and KPK Awam! 

 

Good step to make FATA finally mainstream into pakistan,  by the PMLN government! 

 

What is Pakhtoon power? 



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Only 60 years too late but better late than never.  All in all a good move.



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http://www.pakdef.or...f-fcr/?p=233088

 

Well I mentioned in the above post only a few days ago that geopolitical realities of CPEC would ensure that Gilgit area is made in a new province. Guess what, there are news coming out that Gilgit would be declared the 5th province. I am not sure about the authencity of the news but it seems to have appeared all over indian news outlets in the past 24 hours.

 

 

http://www.news18.co...on-1361030.html

 

Pakistan is planning to declare the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region as the fifth province, a move that may raise concerns in India as it borders the disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

 

Pakistan's minister for inter-provincial coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada told Geo TV that a committee headed by Advisor of Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to Gilgit-Baltistan.



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It has been a month is GB declared 5th province




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