JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. – A file photo

MINGORA, 8 October: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Sunday urged the political parties not complicate Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) reforms. He asked them to avoid making it further controversial.

He said this while addressing a public gathering of party workers here. He said that merger Fata in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was part of an international conspiracy, adding that the issue was not that complicated as it has been portrayed.

He said that some elements who have no stakes in Fata have been demanding merger of Fata and stressed to first eliminate poverty from the region.