ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of the military employees info Qamar Javed Bajwa met Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman at Parliament House on weekday to debate the planned merger of the social group areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The meeting transpire within the prime minister’s chambers, however there was no official word thereon from the Prime Minister’s workplace. However, chatting with reporters afterward, Maulana Fazl shared some details and same additional conferences were expected to require place over the problem.
The army chief’s participation within the meeting is being viewed as a major development, since most of Fata is being sorted by the military, particularly the aras wherever military operations are current.
Talking to reporters, Maulana Fazl — whose JUI-F is one amongst solely 2 parties in parliament opposing the merger of Fata and KP — same he given his party’s stance on the Fata reforms.
He and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai ar the sole 2 stakeholders UN agency still stonewall efforts to pass recent legislation to alter the standing of the social group areas.
He same additional consultations with the govt would continue over the reforms bill. “However, there’ll be no additional meeting with the military leadership on the problem,” he added.
Informing the media concerning his Mon night meeting with the prime minister, Safron Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch and National Security authority retired Lt info Nasser Janjua, the JUI-F leader said: “We had an in depth discussion on the matter and determined to continue our discussions,” he said.
The JUI-F chief same he met the COAS info Bajwa within the prime minister’s chambers once he was enlightened that the latter needed to satisfy him.
“We given our stance to them; that they need to get the approval of the JUI-F supreme council on Fata,” he said, adding that PM Abbasi acceded to his request and had expressed his temperament to satisfy the supreme council and check out to urge them to agree on the matter.
“It is currently up to the prime minister once he meets the JUI-F’s supreme council of Fata jirgas,” he said.
Answering a matter, he same the JUI-F wasn’t against Fata reforms, however same there have been some constitutional constraints within the manner of the merger, that ought to be resolved initial. “How will the jurisdiction of the provincial supreme court be extended to federal areas?” he asked.
Meanwhile, the opposition continuing to boycott proceedings of the National Assembly over the unreasonable delay in tabling the Fata reforms legislation.
One by one, Leader of the Opposition within the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah, Jamaat-i-Islami’s Sahibzada Tariqullah, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s sheik Salahuddin and Awami National Party’s Ghulam Bilour all protested the manner the govt had created a mockery of parliament by initial together with the bill on the agenda, then removing it at the instant.
Mr Tariqullah warned that if parliament couldn’t solve the tribesmen’s problems, they might desire the streets and resort to holding sit-ins to press for his or her rights.
After his speech, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq ascertained that the draft bill could be tabled before the house on Wednesday (today), adding that the house would possibly presently get “the sensible news”.