Zardari assures of PPP support for FATA, KP merger


KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said that the party will not indulge in petty politics over the issue of merging Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Minutes before the meeting which was called by the prime minister in regard to FATA, Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah consulted Asif Ali Zardari.

The former president, on this occasion, said that “Giving absolute rights and authorities to the people of FATA is PPP’s vision, and it will go forward with whatever the government has on the table for FATA”.

Directing the opposition leader, Zardari said that no politics would be meted out on the ‘rights’ of the people of FATA, it will be immediately merged into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and the party completely supports law-making in this regard.