Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A strong ally of incumbent Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) government, Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) chief Fazl ur Rehman said on Thursday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif deceived him on Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) merger issue, rejecting the decision of federal cabinet to integrate FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Talking to a private news channel, he said that it was unacceptable for them, adding “We refuse the decision of the cabinet.”

He added, “I will protest the decision before Nawaz Sharif tomorrow on the inauguration of Tangi Dam.

Today, the federal cabinet approved recommendations put forth by the Federally Administered Tribal Areas reforms (FATA) committee under which FATA would be integrated with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.