KP govt gives approval to establish courts in tribal areas


PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Saturday gave an approval to form civil and sessions courts in the erstwhile Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA).

KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said the people will be recruited for these civil and sessions courts in the first phase, adding that a sum of Rs545 million would be spent on the courts annually.

“We will ensure provision of justice to the dwellers of the tribal areas like other parts of the country,” he said, promising that the government would work towards the dispensation of swift and inexpensive justice in the tribal districts.

On Friday, KP Governor Shah Farman said that the government would provide all possible facilities to the residents of the tribal districts.

Speaking at a gathering after inaugurating the “Clean and Green Pakistan” programme, he said the tribal people had rendered exemplary sacrifices for the restoration of peace in the erstwhile FATA.

He said the militants played havoc with the homes of tribal people, markets and state infrastructure in the tribal districts. He added the government had already given relief packages to them and would offer more.

The KP governor said the government would not change the tribal culture, traditions and the jirga system.