ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has signed the 25th constitutional amendment bill seeking the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
After signing the bill, the president congratulated the people of FATA and KP.
The president is yet to sign the Constitution (Thiry-First) Amendment Bill, 2018 which will dissolve Article 247 of the Constitution. As per Article 247, the executive authority of the Federation shall extend to FATA and PATA (Provincially Administered Tribal Areas).
As soon as the president signs Constitution (Thiry-First) Amendment Bill, 2018, the control of FATA Interim Governance Regulation, 2018 would be handed over to the KP government.
On May 28, President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday signed the ‘FATA Interim Governance Regulation, 2018’.
Earlier, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly passed the KP-FATA merger bill after it was approved from the upper and lower chambers of the Parliament.
On May 24, The National Assembly passed “Constitution (Thirty-First Amendment) Bill, 2018” with over two- thirds majority paving the way for the merger. Two hundred and twenty-nine members parliamentarians voted in favour of the constitution amendment while one voted against it. INP