Students and other young professionals belong to tribal areas demanded, on Friday, that tribal women and should also be given the role the prime minister’s FATA Reforms Committee.

Speaking at a press conference in Peshawar female activists that women and youth are badly ignored in the ongoing reforms process and government, as usual, plays with the sentiments of the tribal people.

Fata Reforms Committee had consulted only those who were near and dear to the political administrations and supported FCR, and those raising voice against the injustices were not heard of.

Samreena Khan Wazir, representative of the FATA Students Organization (FSO) said that the FATA Reforms Committee representatives visited the tribal regions (agencies) but the tribal women and youth were not given a chance to meet them.

Samreena Wazir said the federal government had forgotten sacrifices of the tribal people for protecting the country’s borders.

Tribal youth demand FATA’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwah

The youth activists, including the FSO president Shaukat Aziz, Khyal Zahid, Aziza Mehsud, and others demanded complete abolishment of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) to mainstream FATA.

On the occasion, Shaukat Aziz said the reforms committee was nothing but a lollipop to satisfy the tribal people wrongly.

The article was originally published in “Tribal Post”