Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – In what appears to be a landmark decision, the federal cabinet has approved recommendations put forth by the Federally Administered Tribal Areas reforms (FATA) committee.


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‘The cabinet accords in principle approval to the recommendations of the FATA reforms committee’ PM house said in a statement.

The approval came during a crucial cabinet meeting under the chair of prime minister Nawaz Sharif and senior officials including K-P Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra.

According to sources privy to the developments, it was also decided that the Frontier Crime Regulation (FCR) will be repealed after a constitutional amendment.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the people of Fata, Gilgit Baltistan (G-B) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) will get their due rights.

FATA reforms package was under discussion from last year but a consensus was not made. FATA reforms package was pulled out at hours before cabinet’s meeting on February 7.