NA passes SC, PHC Extension of Jurisdiction to FATA Bill 2017
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Assembly on Friday passed the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court (PHC) Extension of Jurisdiction to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Bill 2017.
The bill moved by Minister for Law Bashir Virk extends the jurisdiction of Supreme Court of Pakistan and Peshawar High Court to the federally administered tribal areas.
The bill was passed by the simple majority.
Speaking on the bill, Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch said that credit for the passage of landmark bill goes to the incumbent 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, adding that the tribal areas will also be merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at an appropriate time as per the recommendation of the FATA reforms committee.
In his remarks, Leader of Opposition Khurshid Shah said that today we have taken another step to the mainstreaming of tribal areas.