NA approves bill to extend SC, PHC’s jurisdiction to FATA

ISLAMABD: The National Assembly yesterday approved bill seeking to extend the jurisdiction of Supreme Court (SC) and Peshawar High Court (PHC) to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

The bill was presented by federal law minister Chaudhry Mehmood Bashir Virk.

Speaking on the bill, Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch said credit goes to the present government for abolition of FCR and extending of the jurisdiction of superior courts to the tribal areas.

He said today all the political parties are united for the mainstreaming of tribal areas. He said the tribal areas will also be merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at an appropriate time as per the recommendation of the FATA reforms committee. —Agencies

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