Govt. is not honest to mainstream tribal areas; Fata youth

Youth from different tribal areas including women said that government is not sincere towards FATA mainstreaming. Mostly expressed reservations over the process of emerging FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Nisar Muhammad, student from Bajaur agency, He remarked “We have examples like these, former president Asif Ali Zardari renamed the NWFP label on Pashtuns province, only with a presidential order, which becomes Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.” He added that Gilgit Baltistan was also granted with a separate council very quick process, then why they do not take quick decision for FATA. Calling it a game Nisar said “That’s why I am saying that government is playing a game in the name of merger, it would all go same as like FCR.”

Hundreds of jurisdictional boundaries interlace through the rolling hills and rivers that make up FATA and its surrounding suburbs. The region is engraved into several neighborhood having its own identity. FATA collectively constructed of Pashtun Boarder Land but what makes the area unique is that many of these communities also have their own government devouring a law with the name of FCR (Federal Crimes Regulation), in other words people living there, called it a Black Law and want to liberate of. After annexation of the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) by the British government in the year 1848, they found that the ordinary civil and criminal laws were not suitable for these areas.

Given this level of fragmentation and public concerns has opposed merger of Federally Administered Tribal Area with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and asked the federal government to instead focus on rehabilitation of the displaced tribesmen.

“Govt. is playing a game in the name of merger, it would all go same as like FCR.”

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