ISLAMABAD: The high level FATA Reforms Committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday evening concluded without any progress.
Parliamentarians from different political parties showed up at the meeting on Fata Reforms Committee implementation at PM house in Islamabad. Abbasi briefed the politicians about the government’s plan pertaining to FATA reforms and discussed about it.
However, Jamiat Ulema Islam (F) Maulana Fazalur Rehman and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party chief Mehmood Achakzai opposed the government’s plan of fata reforms.
The meeting was attended by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz sadiq, Syed Khurshid Shah, Leader of Opposition, Minister of Houseing and Works Akram Khan Durrani, Minister of State for SAFRON Ghalib Khan, Senator Maulana Attaur Rehman, Sartaj Aziz, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Syed Naveed Qamar, Dr.Farooq Sattar, Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, Tariq Bashir Cheema, Nasir Khan, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah and Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi.
However the Prime minister at the end of the meeting announced to convene another meeting regarding Fata reforms on 7th May (Thursday).
Mehmood Shah in this regard said that he had told before the meeting that two political parties PKMAP and JUIF are against the fata reforms and today’s meeting proved it yet again.
He also said that there is a conflict between the two political parties of alliance Muttahida Majlise Amal (MMA) as JUIF was against the merger however the Jummat-e-Islami was supporting it therefore, there is a conflict between the duo.
Earlier, Prime Minister addressed in national Assembly that the process of mainstreaming FATA will be completed by the end of the current term of the National Assembly. He also stated that the local bodies elections will take place in October this year. Similarly he said that timeframe for elections of provincial and the National Assembly seats would be decided after consultation with all political parties.
PM has also announced Rs one thousand billion will be provided in ten years as envisaged to the tribal areas.