JI chief asks govt to implement FATA reforms

Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Siraj-ul-Haq on Tuesday asked the federal government not to further delay the implementation of FATA reforms and immediately take practical steps to resolve this long awaited demand of tribal people otherwise they would march towards Islamabad after Eid-ul-Azha.

He was addressing a grand protest sit-in in front of Governor House to stress government for taking steps to complete the reforms agenda and merge FATA in KP. Jamaat-e-Islami Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Jamaat-e-Islami FATA Ameer Sardar Khan, former MNA from Bajaur and JI leader Haroon Rasheed were also present on the occasion.

A large number of tribal elders hailing from Khyber Agency, Mohmand Agency and Kurram agency also rushed in front of Governor House and blocked main Sher Shah Suri Road. The tribal leaders chanted full throated slogans against FCR and against federal government.

Siraj-ul-Haq said that they would not accept any further division of Pakhtuns and wanted FATA merge in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that the Jamaat-e-Islami will keep up its struggle to remove the sense of deprivation from tribal people and would abolish the black laws of FCR.

Regarding Pakistan Muslim League-N government intention to amend articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution, Siraj said that they would oppose any amendment and would launch movement to retain it as the basic part of the Constitution to deal with any corrupt person.

He said that the brave people of FATA fought several battles against the British imperialism in the past but despite this they were kept in dark and deprived of their basic rights. He said that no one could stop people of FATA to play role in national development.

He also demanded re-launching of census in FATA as the actual population of FATA has not been brought on the record and several times their population was recorded low as compare to actual data.

Jammat-e-Islami FATA Leader Sardar Khan said that they have launched an awareness campaign in FATA to motivate the public for grand march toward Islamabad. He said that they would stand should to shoulder with their Ameer Siraj-ul-Haq to launch grand march toward Islamabad if their demand were not met. JI KP Ameer Mushtaq Ahmad Khan and former MNA Haroon Rasheed also addressed the protest sit-in.

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