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Imran Khan demands immediate merger of FATA with KP

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said demanded the immediate merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The PTI chairman said a vacuum exists in FATA, which if not filled, will again lead to a resurgence of terrorism in tribal areas.

“There is now a vacuum in the tribal areas as the old system has been done away with. We feel there is a danger that if the vacuum remains than terrorism will again take root in the region.”

Elaborating further, Imran said the country, the people of the tribal areas and the armed forces have rendered great sacrifices in the fight against terrorism and a resurgence of terrorism will hurt the entire country.

“Hence, we are demanding the immediate merger of FATA with KP. Extending the jurisdiction of the court by itself is not enough. There is no longer a structure present there. They are hurting the people of the tribal areas and Pakistan,” added the PTI chairman.

“We feel Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman is playing a very dangerous game. The government and Fazl-ur-Rehman are scared as they think if FATA is merged with KP than it will benefit Tehreek-e-Insaaf,” said Imran.

Speaking in regards to alleged corruption in Punjab and Sindh, the PTI chairman said the party will be forming committees of experts to collect data.

He alleged that there are “huge kickbacks involved in construction projects in Punjab” and questioned the contract of Orange Line Train Project regarding its confidential nature.

He alleged that the incumbent leaders make billions through such large-scale construction projects.

“Similarly, why is the contract for LNG confidential? This is mega corruption. They build mega projects and mint money from them,” alleged the PTI chairman.

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