The huddle was to discuss the bill about FATA merger to be tabled in the next two days. Talking on the point of order, the JUI-F chief was incensed over the proposed legislation about the merger of Fata and asked why it was adamant to change the status of an area. Earlier, Qaumi Watan Party chief Aftab Sherpao rejected the stance of the JUI-F chief and added that the Fata reforms was a package finalised by a reforms committee after visiting all tribal agencies and taking consent of the elders representing locals. PPP’s Azra Fazal Pechuho also supported the merger and said it was highly unfair if Fata lawmakers could not decide the fate of their tribal areas. PTI’s Ali Muhammad Khan and the Jamaat-e-Islami’s Tariqullah also voiced their support for Fata’s merger with K-P and rejected notions and concerns of the JUI-F head.
Source: The Express Tribune May 16, 2018 18:33 UTC