May 27, 2024 21:41 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Bibhav Kumar's bail, if granted, will be a death threat for me and my family: Swati Maliwal to Delhi HC | Now we don't trust Gujarat govt: High Court raps State and local body over Rajkot gaming zone fire incident | Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal requests Supreme Court to extend his interim relief by 7 days in liquor policy case | Cyclone Remal leaves trail of destruction in West Bengal, claims 2 lives, downpour continues | 'Man-made disaster': Gujarat High Court takes suo motu cognizance of Rajkot gaming zone fire that killed 27 people
Fata-KP merger: FQJ to hold ‘grand’ protest on May 8
Photo Courtesy: Pixabay

Fata-KP merger: FQJ to hold ‘grand’ protest on May 8

| @indiablooms | 07 May 2024, 06:24 pm

Fata Qaumi Jirga (FQJ) has announced it will organise a 'grand protest' in Jamrud region of Pakistan on May 8 against the merger of tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Addressing a news conference at Landi Kotal Press Club on Sunday, FQJ leaders Malak Bismillah Khan, Malak Abdur Razzaq, Malak Bahadar Shah, Haji Mohammadi Shah, Malak Tamash Khan and others were quoted as saying by Dawn News that the protest of May 8 would be a decisive moot against what they called forced and unconstitutional merger of erstwhile Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

They said that invitations were extended to all the anti-merger elements in the seven merged districts and hectic efforts were afoot to hold the demonstration in a forceful manner to convey a strong refusal of the plan to federal and provincial governments.

The elders said that neither tribesmen were taken into confidence about the merger plan nor were majority of the erstwhile Fata population in favour of doing away with their previous status.

They said that tribesmen were still in favour of traditional jirga system for resolution of their disputes instead of the extension of judicial system to their regions.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.