‘Tribal Areas Rewaj Bill 2017’ to repeal FCR Law in FATA’



A meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on State and Frontier and Regions (SAFRON) held on Friday was told that after enactment of ‘The Tribal Areas Rewaj Bill 2017’, FCR Law in FATA will repeal.

It met here at Parliament House with MNA Jamal-ud-Din in the chair. The committee was briefed on the bill titled ‘The Tribal Areas Rewaj Bill, 2017’ (Government bill) by the Ministry of SAFRON in length.

However, the said bill was deferred for its next meeting with the suggestion for further studying the bill and sharing with the people of their constituencies.

The SAFRON minister read out the recommendations finalised by the reforms committee on FATA and approved by the cabinet before the committee as well.

To a question regarding the merger of FATA in KP, he told the committee that there were total 26 recommendations made by the FATA reforms committee for reforms in FATA wherein the word used of bringing the FATA in mainstream in next five years.

He further said that the committee has the mandate to pass or reject the said bill. The issue of tax extension to FATA also came under discussion and the members from FATA raised their strong reservations over it and demanded from the federal government to review it.

MNA Bismillah Khan staged a token walkout on the decision of imposing tax in FATA and said that the FATA was war-torn area and it would be great injustice with the people of FATA and asked the federal government to reverse the decision.

It also invited MNAs belonging to FATA but not member of the committee to obtain their point of view/input regarding the aforementioned bill.