BAJAUR AGENCY, Mar 12: Leaders of All Bajaur Political Parties Alliance, Bajaur Siyasi Ittehad, on Wednesday asked the government to take practical steps to announce schedule for holding local bodies’ election in the tribal areas, FRC learnt.
They vowed to continue its struggle till the fundamental rights and judicial system were not extended to the tribal areas.
Addressing a press conference here, leaders of All Bajaur Political Parties Alliance, including its President Haji Rahat Yousaf, Haji Said Badsha, Sheikh Jan Zada, former Senator Maulana Abdur Rasheed, Aurung Zeb, Qari Abdul Majeed, Qazi Abdul Manan, and Haji Mohammad Khan showed great concern over delay in announcement of the local bodies’ election in tribal areas.
They said that extension of the local government system in tribal areas was the long standing demand of tribesmen as they had been badly suffered from the current system but unfortunately the current government is not interested to announce schedule for the local bodies’ election in Fata.
“Local government system was not only important for providing basic and modern civic facilities to the tribesmen but also very vital for the elimination of corruption and mismanagement from tribal areas”, they said.
The leaders noted that absence of fundamental rights, lack of proper social justice and monitoring system are main hurdles in the progress and prosperity of tribesmen.
Leaders of All Bajaur political parties’ alliance urged the government to respect the wishes of the tribesmen and take immediate step for the complete replacing of Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and extend judicial and constitutions rights to the tribesmen.
“We are requesting the prime minister and his government to make mercy on the tribesmen for making positive changes in the current tribal system and must extend basic rights to the tribal areas because tribesmen had badly suffered in the current system,” they said.
They also urged the law makers of the tribal area to play their role in extension of constitutional rights to the tribal areas.