In a surprise move, government to get approved 30th amendment in constitution in next 48 hours

In a surprise move, government to get approved 30th amendment in constitution in next 48 hours

ISLAMABAD: In a surprise move the federal government has decided to put the 30th amendment to the constitution tabled before the Parliament.

Federal government has decided to get the proposed 30th Amendment of the Constitution approved before the incumbent National Assembly completes its term

The amendment would serve as a means to merge the country's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to sources. National Assembly's Standing Committee for Law and Justice would approve the proposed amendment on Wednesday.

After approval from the committee for law and justice, sources said, the government will present the bill for the 30th amendment in the parliament on Friday. <link> <link>

Chief of Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rahman and Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) head Mahmood Khan Achakzai — the two allies of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government in the centre — remain angered over FATA's integration, sources said.

The government, however, has opposition's backing for approval of the bill, they added.