FATA reforms bill: opposition walks out of NA

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The members of opposition parties staged a walkout from the National Assembly (NA) after the government failed to present FATA reforms Bill on Thursday.

The opposition party’s member’s walkout from the assembly session with the aim to pressurize the government to introduce the FATA reforms Bill as it was approved from the federal cabinet on March 2 but the matter has been delayed since then.

Earlier, Deputy Speaker of National Assembly, Murtaza Javed Abbasi allowed members of the opposition to speak first.

Addressing the house, Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah said the government wants to sideline the FATA reforms and merger of tribal areas into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which is injustice towards the people of FATA.

He added that tribesmen demanding their rights from the past 70 years and we need to give them their rights and it is the right time now but the government showing inappropriate behavior towards the matter.

Then, the opposition members walked out saying until the bill is presented they will not attend the NA sessions.