PM stresses upon early mainstreaming of FATA.


Islamabad, Sept 08 (TNS): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed the Ministry for Law and Justice to fast track legislative and administrative measures for mainstreaming of FATA.

He stated this while chairing a high-level meeting of National Committee on the Implementation of FATA Reforms in Islamabad.

The committee took a number of decisions to expedite the process of its implementation.

The committee approved the fast-track recruitment of police and re-deployment of frontier constabulary, after training, to perform police functions.

The prime minister in his remarks said that purpose of FATA reforms is to improve the living standard of tribal people

It was also decided to put in place an appropriate administrative mechanism and to create a position of chief operating officer during the transition period.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa briefed the committee on the successes achieved in establishing writ of the state throughout FATA and on the steps taken to strengthen security, border infrastructure and the development efforts during the last few years.