18 May '17, 9pm

PM directs to delay FATA reforms bill, after call by Fazalur Rehman: sources

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed his party lawmakers to delay proceedings on FATA reforms package in the National Assembly till his return to Pakistan after a phone call with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Fazalur Rehman, sources informed on Wednesday. The 30th amendment bill calls for a merger between the tribal areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by adding 23 seats for FATA in the KPK Assembly. Of FATA's seats, 18 will be general, four reserved for women and one for religious minorities. Sources said that PM Nawaz —convinced by the JUI (F) chief to suspend further proceedings on the FATA reforms— called Federal Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch to delay the proceedings on the amendment till his return. Immediately after the call, Baloch invited a delegation of FATA legislators headed by Shahji Gul Afridi to inform them that the legislative formalities will not be put i...

Full article: https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/pm-directs-to-delay-fata-r...

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