PTI activists from Khyber Agency staging protest against FCR law in Peshawar. - Photo by Qayyum Afridi

PESHAWAR, 7 October: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Khyber Agency chapter on Tuesday held a protest demonstration against Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

The PTI workers led by Iqbal Afridi held a rally from Qayyum Stadium to the Governor House and chanted slogans against the British-era law still in place in tribal areas. The protesters staged a sit-in in front of Governor House for an hour and demanded abolishment of FCR and merger of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

A protester told TNN that all the tribal people oppose FCR. “The government often makes a committee of bureaucrats to make reforms in the law which do not work. A committee comprising tribal representative should be formed to amend the law because the tribal people bear the brunt of the law,” he said.

He said the people of FATA offered countless sacrifices for the country and even many of them lost their houses and children. “We are treated in such a manner as if we are not part of Pakistan. The committee for FCR reforms should include tribal representatives,” he added.

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