NOWSHERA: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan while speaking to the press on Thursday said that the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) should be made a part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Imran said a separate province for Fata is not viable because a new province cannot be made near the border.
The PTI leader said the cabinet would have to consult with Fata’s tribal leaders, elders and experts on the matter to reach a consensus on the issue, and discuss how the “old British system” could be done away with.
He said the people of Fata should be given the opportunity to become a part of Pakistan and be given their due rights.
‘Kissan package biggest pre-poll rigging’
The PTI Chairman strongly criticised the Election Commission of Pakistan. “Why did they not allow us to campaign for NA-122 by-polls?” he asked.
“Nawaz Sharif’s kisaan package is the biggest pre-poll rigging,” he said. “If he wanted to announce a package, why didn’t he put it in the budget? It is gimmickry to say that the province will pay for half the cost of fertiliser. The province doesn’t have any money ─ It’s been dispersed already, so how can they pay for it? If he was sincere about the package, he would have announced a relief package when the budget came out.”