Protesters’ demand to merge FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been accepted

The negotiation between protesters and government has finally settled down as the demand of protestors to merge Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) with the province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been accepted on Monday by the government.

A committee has been formed by the government for the merger process of the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) with the Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The committee formed by the government will submit a report to the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Earlier, the police resorted to aerial firing to disperse the tribal people protesting against the delay in the imposition of FATA reforms.

The people who staged a protest are belonging to different agencies, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and Awaami National Party gathered at D Chowk and chanted the slogans in favor of their demands. They announced that they would not go home without getting their rights and staged a sit-in.

The leader of Awami National Party, Ghulam Ahmed Bilour has also joined the protest staged at D Chowk, Islamabad.

On the other hand, the chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Fazlur Rehman said that the people who are protesting at D Chowk for the merger of FATA with province did not belong to the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA). “The government will have to take the decision on the FATA sagaciously. Everyone is declaring himself to be the owner of the FATA,” he added.

Meanwhile, demonstrations were also staged against a delay in the FATA reforms outside the Karachi and Lahore press clubs. The leaders of Awami National Party also participated in the demonstrations.

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