Law Ministry directed to initiate legal, administrative steps for extending normal judicial system to tribal areas

Law Ministry directed to initiate legal, administrative steps for extending normal judicial system to tribal areas
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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the meeting of National Implementation Committee on FATA Reforms in Islamabad.

National Implementation Committee on FATA has directed Law Ministry to initiate legal and administrative measures for extending the normal judicial system to tribal areas.

The committee met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair.

The Committee carried out an in-depth review of the issues raised and concluded that there was widespread support for the merger of FATA with KP.

The Committee reviewed the progress on legal reforms and noted that a bill to extend the jurisdiction of High Court and Supreme Court to FATA has already been tabled in the National Assembly.

The Committee directed the Law Minister to expedite the passage of the bill through both houses of Parliament.

The Committee also directed the Finance Minister to seek the endorsement of the National Finance Commission to the proposal to allocate a share from the divisible pool for FATA for the next 10 years.

The Committee said that the task of repatriation of TDPs and their rehabilitation have been completed and law enforcement and security personnel are being deployed.

The Committee reiterated its commitment to continue working for implementation of the decision of the Federal Cabinet.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has assured Chief Minister KP Pervaiz Khattak, who called on him in Islamabad, all possible support of the Federal Government.

The Prime Minister also assured to convene meeting at working group level between the officers nominated by KP government and the concerned officials in Finance Division and Power Division at the Federal level.

Matters pertaining to provincial finances and development also came under discussion during the meeting.

 

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