ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lt. General (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Thursday said the issue about FATA Reforms Bill would be solved amicably by taking on board all political parties.
“A meeting with be held with Prime Minister tomorrow to discuss the FATA reforms bill and I am confident that the issue would be solved amicably,” he said while responding to a point of order in the National Assembly.
The minister said there were are no hurdles to table the FATA Reform bill in the Lower House. He said FATA Reforms committee had given 25 recommendations and the bill had been withdrawn due to technical reasons.
“It does not mean that we are not backing this bill for presentation in the National Assembly. The government is determined to bring the bill in the House after evolving consensus,” Qadir Baloch said.
The SAFRON further said only Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) took lead to introduce reforms in the FATA as other parties did not bother for it during last 70 years.
Lt. General (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch said that from the last 70 years all the political parties were sleeping and it was the only Pakistan Muslim League (N) which led to introduce reforms in the FATA.
“We will not allow any party to take the credit of FATA Reforms Bill, the whole credit goes to PML-N,” he added.