Govt to never compromise on interests of FATA

Govt to never compromise on interests of FATA

Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Abdul Qadir Baloch has said that the government is committed to bring FATA Reforms Bill to the National Assembly .

Speaking in the National Assembly today (Thursday), he said it is our bill and we will table it at all costs, but we need some more consultations for which more time is required.

The Minister said that we will never compromise the interests of the people of Pakistan and FATA and dignity of the Assembly.

He said everything will be brought to floor of the House and we want that a refined thing, having acceptance and appreciation at national level, should be passed from the Parliament.

Abdul Qadir Baloch urged the lawmakers to show some patience as they have shown earlier, when FATA Reforms were being compiled.

He said consultations regarding FATA Reforms are now in final phase and we will soon reach to a conclusion.

The Minister said that whatever decision is taken will be in the best interest of the country and the tribal people.

Abdul Qadir Baloch said that mainstreaming of FATA is an initiative of the PML-N and it will not let any other party to take this credit.

He rejected the impression that the government is doing all this due to opposition's pressure.

Speaking at floor of the House, PPP Leader Syed Naveed Qamar said that opposition will not participate in the proceedings of the House till FATA Reforms Bill is not placed on agenda of the Lower House.

Later, the opposition staged a walk-out to record their protest. PPP MNA Ramesh Lal pointed out the quorum and the Speaker suspended proceedings of the House till completion of the same.

Upon not finding the House in order, Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi read out the prorogation order.

The House has now been prorogued.



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