BANNU, 06 November: The political administration of North Waziristan agency has barred activists of the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam (Sami) from holding public meeting in favor of Fata’s merger in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Provincial Ameer of JUI-S Maulana Yousaf Shah said here Monday that they had taken prior permission from the local administration for holding public meeting but at the eleventh hour, it clamped curfew in Miranshah and barred them from showing the strength.

“We condemn the political administration’s move. We will launch a separate protest drive against the undemocratic attitude of the political authorities,” he remarked.

The JUI-S provincial leadership later held a meeting at the Bannu press club to discuss the reforms’ agenda. Member National Assembly from Khyber Agency Shah Jee Gul Afridi and other political and social figures also attended the meeting.

The participant of the meeting said that they would continue their struggle for the immediate merger of Fata in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They further said that they would also strive to ensure representation for Fata in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in the upcoming General Elections.