ABPPA welcomes proposed Fata reforms


PESHAWAR: The leaders of All Bajaur Political Parties Alliance (ABPPA) have welcomed the proposed reforms in tribal areas by the federal government and demanded of the government to announce the reforms without further delay.
They made the demands while addressing at anti FCR really here at the agency headquarters Khar on Sunday.
Scores of people including workers of different political and religious parties, students and right activists participated in the demonstration.
Holding placards inscribed with slogans against FCR the participants started marching from Bajaur press club and converged at the main chowk in Khar after passing through the GT road.
The political activists on the occasion chanted slogans against the pro-administration tribal elders for supporting the colonial governance system in the tribal areas.
The protesters claimed that all most all people across the tribal areas were wanted to repeal the colonial governance system in the region while only a handful people belonging to privileged class have become a hurdle in the way of their wishes.
The blamed the tribal elders for supporting the FCR for their personal interests saying that the elders were against the changes because they know that their interests and incentives would ended forever if the colonial governance system in tribal areas was replaced with country’s regular laws.
All Bajaur Political Parties Alliance president Haji Said Badsah, Khan Bahadar, Qari Abdul Majeed, Gul Afzal Khan, Dr Khalilur Rahman,Qari Mustafa, Haji Hazir Muhamamd and Abdul Haq Yar, Haji Said Ahmed Jan, and Shah Naseer addressed the rally.
The speakers expressed their dismay over delay in announcing the reforms package for Fata by the federal government.
They said that unnecessary delay in announcing the package had caused badly disappointed the people of tribal areas as they have been waiting the changes since along.
The speakers said extension of country’s regular laws to the tribal areas was need of the hour as the people were fed up with the colonial system of governance.
The leaders of Bajaur Political Parties Alliance demanded of the prime minister to immediately announce the reforms package in the tribal areas which had been recommended by the reforms committee.
Later, speaking a news conformance the leaders of All Bajaur Political Parties Alliance said that all political parties in the agency were united in complete abolishment of FCR and merger of Fata in KPK.
They said that large number workers of political parties and tribesmen of Bajaur Agency will participate in anti FCR really in Peshawar on August 8.