PESHAWAR: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Allama Noorul Haq Qadri  has said the reforms process in the tribal areas initiated by the previous government was vague and lacked clarity.

Addressing a ceremony arranged by Khassadar Force personnel on Saturday, Noorul Haq Qadri said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government supports reforms in the tribal districts. However, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government was staging a drama in the name of reforms and the government will not support that drama.

The minister said the previous government did not clarify what will happen with the Khassadar force after reforms. Besides that, he said, there was no clarity about the future of the quota system and scholarships for the tribal students. He said the political administration used to give scholarships to the poor people under the old system, but the new reforms package doesn’t mention anything about that system.

He said he has informed Prime Minister Imran Khan about all the problems in implementation of the reforms. He said the lawmakers from the tribal districts have also met Imran Khan and discussed the issue with him. He made it clear that the government will not do any injustice to the Khassadar and Levies force and will protect their future. He said the present PTI government came to power on the slogan of justice and it will make sure justice is provided to everyone.

MNAs Mufti Abdul Shakoor, Iqbal Afridi and Sajid Turi also attended the function.