JUI-F to part ways with govt over FATA reforms

Published: May 20, 2018
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. PHOTO: PPI

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. PHOTO: PPI

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. PHOTO: PPI Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. PHOTO: PPI

Days before the current government ends its tenure, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) has decided to part ways with the ruling party over the implementation of reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Express News reported.

Strongly opposing the 13th Amendment Bill, JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman has termed the reforms a global conspiracy. The JUI-F chief has claimed that the government had backed off from the promise it made with their party for not going ahead with the merger; not going ahead with Rewaj Act and not announcing the national and provincial assembly seats.

The announcement is expected to be made next week.

JUI-F chief terms FATA merger a foreign agenda

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is all set to table the bill about the merger of Fata with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) despite staunch opposition by two of its major allies, JUI-F and Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP).

In a National Security Committee (NSC) meeting on Saturday, the top civil and military leaders put their weight behind the merger and directed the relevant ministries to take steps in this regard.

“[After] weighing all the pros and cons in detail, the committee endorsed that Fata shall be merged with K-P along with the introduction of the administrative and judicial institutional structures and laws of K-P,” said a declaration issued after the NSC meeting.

The committee also endorsed the provision of additional well-monitored development funds for the Fata region during the next ten years, with the stipulation that those funds would not be re-appropriated to any other area of K-P.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • saleem
    May 20, 2018 - 9:56PM

    army should handle this terrorist politicianRecommend

  • Saleem
    May 20, 2018 - 10:45PM

    This man does nothing for politics. He looks for his personal gains and has nothing to do with interests of the country.Recommend

  • Anees A.
    May 20, 2018 - 11:27PM

    I would not trust what this guy says or does. Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    May 20, 2018 - 11:45PM

    All might wonder if Maulana Diesel didn’t get his cut to approve giving FATA Citizens their full rights as Pakistanis!Recommend

  • Parvez
    May 20, 2018 - 11:58PM

    MFR……..the ultimate opportunist.Recommend

  • Jalil Khan
    May 24, 2018 - 1:54AM

    Mulana Sahib is only interested to find space in every government and make money. He never felt the suffring of FATA dewlars. We hope that one day FATA will be the part of KPK but the people of FATA will never forget his heinous act of continously opposing of FATA marger in KPK.Recommend

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