JI long march sets Dec 31 deadline for FATA, KP Merger

December 12, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Jamaat-e-Islami long march, kicked off from Peshawar, for rights of FATA people has been wrapped up after reaching Islamabad setting the dead line of December 21 for the merger of Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) and scrapping of Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) laws.

Addressing the protesters at China Chowk, Islamabad, JI Chief Sirajul Haq said that government has intended to create division among the tribal people, however people of tribal areas are unite.

Sirajul Haq warned government, “JI would stage sit-in outside the parliament by calling people across the county if government does not merge FATA with KP.”

The opposition leader in National Assembly Khursheed Shah, who joined the sit-in in Islamabad, addressing the protesters reiterated party stance said that PPP strongly believes FATA merger with KP. The other tribal notables and JI local leadership have demanded the immediate merger of FATA with KP in their speeches on the occasion.

On December 10, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) kicked off its long march against the delay in the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Bab-e-Khyber, a historical monument at the entrance of Khyber Pass in Jamrud.

During the course of the long march, sit-ins were held at several places from Khyber Agency to Peshawar. The final sit-in is to be staged outside the Parliament for three days, after which the future line of action will be announced. INP