President signs FATA courts jurisdiction bill

 
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ISLAMABAD, April 17 (TNS): In a major development, the ‘Supreme Court and High Court (Extension of Jurisdiction to Fata) Bill 2017’ has become law after President Mamnoon Hussian signed the bill, says a statement issued by the Presidency here on Tuesday.

According to press release, President Mamnoon Hussain approved the bill extending the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court to the Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

The president signed the ‘Supreme Court and High Court (Extension of Jurisdiction to Fata) Bill 2017′ on the recommendation of the prime minister.

The extension of the superior courts’ jurisdiction was one of several demands of the people of FATA, who seek to be treated at par with the rest of the country.

Last week, the Senate adopted the bill months after its passage by the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Press Release