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Senate passes bill extending SC, PHC jurisdiction to FATA

Senate passes bill extending SC, PHC jurisdiction to FATA
April 13, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Upper House of Parliament on unanimously Friday passed the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court (Extension of Jurisdiction to Federally Administered Tribal Areas(FATA)) Bill, 2018. The bill was tabled by the Minister of States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Lt Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch which was passed by the House. National Assembly has already passed the Bill. Expressing jubilation over the passage of the Bill, Leader of the Opposition in Senate Sherry Rehman said more would be done for FATA. More Bills would follow to grant more rights to FATA. Senator Siraj-ul-Haq said that 70 years of tyranny has ended. The need is to work more for the people. Senator Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman said the passage of bill is extra constitutional step. The Bill has been passed without consulting Fata people. Parliament is losing prestige. Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed said granting rights to Fata was promised by the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who assured them provision of basic rights in Pakistan.