JUI-F wants economic reforms in FATA


Chief of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman Tuesday lauding the One Belt and One Road (OBOR) summit said it would pave way for economic stability in the region.
International community had gathered in China to talk about bringing economic development in the region which was positive sign and hope for many developing countries including Pakistan, he said talking to media. He said that Pakistan was a center of Chinese investment and trade activities. China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring economic revolution in the region, he added.
Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman said some nefarious foreign elements were hatching conspiracies to sabotage OBOR and CPEC but China should aware from them.
Replying to a question, he said his party wanted economic reforms in Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) and would endorse development and welfare works such as constructions of hospital, schools, universities, road and infrastructure to improve living standard of people of FATA.
He said neither he opposed FATA streamlining bill nor supported it but decision should be made with the consultation of people of Fata as they have right to decide about their fate.
Chief JUI-F said,” I am taking seriously FATA streamlining issue and people of area should be given participation in debate in this regard.” He said Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had constituted a committee to evolve consensus on the issue.
He urged Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Awami National Party (ANP) to avoid giving contradictory statements on the issue. He urged PTI to do positive politics in the country instead of levelling baseless allegations on others, adding JUI-F had never adopted politics of allegations in political career.
Commenting on Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir (IHK), he said Kashmir Committee always stood with Kashmir people. He appealed media to highlight Indian brutalities on innocent Kashmiris.—APP

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