KP Senior Minister Inayatullah Khan. – A file photo

PESHAWAR, 7 October: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister Inayatullah Khan has called upon the federal government to abolish the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and merge FATA with KP before the 2018 elections.

Speaking at a seminar in Peshawar on Thursday, the minister said the jurisdiction of the High Court and Supreme Court should be extended to FATA and seats should be allocated for tribal areas in the KP Assembly.

The seminar was organised by the Institute of Policy Studies Islamabad with the cooperation of the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON).

Member National Assembly Shaharyar Khan, Senator Sajid Turi, Jamaat-e-Islami FATA president, Bushra Gohar and other leaders also spoke on the occasion.