Fata students to protest against delay in reforms’ implementation

KHAR, 02 July: The Fata Students Organization on Sunday announced protest demonstrations throughout the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) followed by a sit-in in Islamabad against delay in the implementation of reforms in the tribal areas.
Addressing a press conference here, FSO president Farhad Ali said that first protest rally would be staged at the Bajaur Agency on July 5. Date for second protest rally would be announced after July 5 protest demonstration. In the final phase, he said, FSO would stage a protest sit-in in Islamabad in August to protest the federal government’s decision to delay the much-awaited Fata reforms for an indefinite period. The sit-in would be continue until their demands were met.
Demanding immediate implementation of reforms in tribal areas, FSO representatives asked the federal government to give representation to FATA people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly in next general election, scheduled for 2018.
Talking to TNN, Farhad Ali said that incumbent government is not sincere with the tribesmen. He said that without introducing reforms, restoration of peace in tribal areas would not be more than a dream. Strongly condemning the federal government’s attitude towards the tribal people, he said they would not call off their protest demonstration until implementation of Fata reforms.