The lawmakers of FATA here Friday highly lauded the Federal Cabinet for granting approval to the recommendations of FATA Reforms Committee (FRC) and termed it significant step to bring FATA into mainstream be sides ending long years of neglect.
They said reforms in tribal areas were the need of the hour and the government deserved full appreciation for granting approval to the recommendations.
The people of FATA are thankful to Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his government for making the dreams of Fata people comes true besides fulfilling yet another promise.
Shahghee Gul Afridi, Parliamentary Leader of Fata in National Assembly told APP the reforms in Fata was the long standing demand of tribal people that was fulfilled today by the present elected government for which it deserved full credit and appreciations.
The facilities of quality education, health, communication, speedy justice, industrialization and agriculture besides others socio-economic sectors would be improved after implementation of the reforms in tribal areas and Fata merger with KP would make it second largest province of Pakistan, he explained.
The allocation of Fata seats in Khyber Pakthunkhwa Assembly was the long standing demand of tribal people and the FRC recommendations had suggested election of tribal representatives to the KP Assembly in the 2018 general elections, paving the way for materializing this long awaited dream into reality.
Shahghee Gul also welcomed reforms about introduction of local bodies system in Fata, saying LG polls after 2018 general elections would help address problems of local people at their doorsteps besides expediting pace of development.
Gul also hailed recommendations regarding repealing of Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and replacing it with a new Rewaj Regulation for Tribal Areas.—APP