ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has constituted a committee for finalizing recommendations on the fate of FATA, although the committee lacks any member from FATA. The committee will discuss FATA reforms with the parliamentarians from FATA.
Talking to Voice of America, member of the National Assembly from Bajaur, Shehabuddin Khan, said that constitution of the committee on the FATA reforms is the harbinger of a new dawn for the Pashtuns of FATA. He said it is for the first time that the Pakistani state has taken such a big step on the reforms in FATA.
Shehabuddin Khan has wished that the committee would also take in consideration the Bill that the FATA lawmakers have tabled in the National Assembly.
The committee constituted by Nawaz Sharif would be led by Mr Sartaj Aziz, advisor to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs. Other members of the committee include Lt. Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Minister for SAFRON; Lt Gen (Retd) Nasir Khan Janjua, advisor to PM on National Security; Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Zahid Hamid, MNA.
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