FATA Parliamentary Leader Al-Haaj Shah Jee Gul Afridi. – A file photo

ISLAMABAD, 30 September: Parliamentary leaders from tribal areas on Saturday agreed to force the federal government extend Peshawar High Court jurisdiction to Fata, merge the area with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and representation in KP assembly in 2018 elections.

The agreement on three-point agenda came at a meeting here where parliamentary leaders from Fata including Alhaj Shah Jee Gul, Qaiser Jamal Afridi, Nazir Khan, Senator Jamaluddin, Momin Afridi and Shahabuddin Khan were present.

The participants also agreed that jirga should be formed who would resolve minor issues before taking them to courts while the ruling of jirgas would be acceptable to courts.

The participants would sign on the agreed points on October 3 after which it would be tabled at the National Assembly.

However, Shah Jee Gul on this occasion refused to call off its protest to be staged on October 9, announcing that he would continue his protest drive until Fata Reforms are implemented.

Meanwhile, Fata Political Alliance staged a rally to protest delay in implementation of Fata Reforms in Ghallanai. The protesters led by member National Assembly Alhaj Shah Jee Gul were chanting slogans ‘Go FCR Go’ and against the government for delaying the reforms.

Talking to reporters at press club, the MNA said that they would not give up their struggle unless their demands were met, adding that they would not pay heed to any assurance by the government till the reforms were formally announced and reforms bill passed from the National Assembly.