KHAR: A rally was held in Khar, Bajaur Agency on Saturday against the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) 1901.
The gathering was organised by All FATA Political Parties’ Alliance and sought to support the reforms proposed for Fata.
Speaking at a news conference before the rally, alliance representatives vowed to participate in a rally in Peshawar on September 8. Representatives from the alliance threw their weight behind a series of demands, including the integration of Fata with K-P.
Local government elections will be held in Fata before the general elections of 2018, the members added. They demanded Article 247 of the Constitution should be done away with.
Any law passed by the Parliament or the provincial assembly does not automatically apply to the tribal belt or the Provincially Administered Tribal Belt unless the president or the governor of the province extend its application to these regions.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2016.