Fazl rejects FATA census report
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Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman has rejected the census report of FATA and termed it biased and less than the actual figures of the number of population.
âThe tribal elders have serious reservation over this census report and they want actual figures of the recent census as the population of FATA has increased significantlyâ, he said while addressing press conference in party provincial secretariat on Saturday.
JUI-F chief said that no one could impose their decision on the people of FATA against their wishes and they should be taken into confidence before bringing any reforms in that part of the country. He said that there were several stages to merge FATA in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and any abrupt and hasty decision would make problems for the people of the tribal areas.
He said that the immediate merger of FATA was equal to climbing the sky on woode n stairs and that was the reason that JUI-F was against any hasty decision in greater interest of tribal elders.
He said that fate of FATA was bigger step in the country and this step should be taken after proper consultation and deliberate discussion with each stake holders and tribal leaders of the area.
He informed that on October 14 JUI-F would convene grand conference on the status of FATA to take the tribal elders into confidence. He said that youth would be given due respect to express their views openly on this important issue.
He said that thousands of families were displaced in military operation and they still needed compensation and help to support their families and now imposing decision on them without giving them any compensation would be injustice. He mentioned that still more than 20 per cent of population was living outside FATA and they needed immediate rehabilitation to resettle in their areas.
To a question regarding giving jobs to pr ayer leaders in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he said that certain elements in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government wanted to deceive Ulema on the name of employment but they should not come under their collusion.Source: Google News