‘Tribal districts become sandwich between two systems'

BAJAUR: Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Sirajul Haq has said that the PTI government has abolished the jirga system in Tribal areas but has not fully implemented judicial system due to which the Ex-FATA has become a sandwich between two systems.

The government hasn’t fulfilled any promise made with the people of tribal districts during the last 15 months. After the merger in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, tribal districts are as important as Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore but the government is not serious in resolving the issues and providing basic needs of life to tribal people, the JI chief claimed.

During a press conference in Bajaur, Senator Siraj-ul-Haq further said that a package of Rs 100 billion was announced for the development of backward areas of tribal districts and an emergency program for the youth of FATA was announced, but instead of giving jobs, the government even closed old sources of employment.

He said that the government has also announced to improve public peace in tribal districts but on the contrary, peace and security issues in these areas are rising again as the old system is no longer there and the police system is not yet stable.

Amir Jamaat-e-Islami said that the government should fulfil its promises and eliminate the deprivation of tribal areas. “The government has declared that they will put pen and book in the hands of every child. We stand with the oppressed people of FATA. The party will call on the National Assembly and the Senate to address the problems of Islamic FATA,” Siraj said. The federal and provincial governments, which have a duty to bring the internally displaced people back to homes.

Former MNA Sahibzada Haron Ur Rashid, Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Bajaur Agency Maulana Gul Waheed and former Amir Bajaur district Chief Sardar Khan were also present at the press conference.