Senate Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Monday directed officials of Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) to stop the collection of cess from public on immediate basis.
The Committee meeting met here at Parliament House under the Chairmanship of Senator, Hilal ur Rehman besides Senators including Ahmad Hassan, Liaqat Khan Tarakai, Farhatullah Babar and MNA Qaiser Jamal mover of the agenda and officials from FATA Secretariat and Ministry of SAFRN also attended the meeting.
Senator Farhatullah Babar said that in the committee of FATA reforms, all the political agents of all agencies of FATA had acknowledged that the collection of cess was illegal.
The Senate body recommended to issue a notification with the consultation of all relevant department to stop this illegal collection of cess from the people of FATA.
The Senate body directed the Deputy Commissioner F.R Dera Ismail Khan to remove the concern of Parliamentarians about the consultations with them for the annual development funds of 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Chairman Committee, Hilal said the Deputy Commissioner of F.R D.I.Khan should include the development schemes of MNA Qaiser Jamal. The Senate body also showed concerns over the policy and rules for issuing of NOC for government contractors interested in projects at F.R D.I.Khan.