Body formed to review FCR
PESHAWAR: North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Governor Khalilur Rehman on Monday announced a committee to review the Frontier Crime Regulations (FCR) and said that all of its ‘unjust’ sections would either be removed or amended.
He added that the FCR would be amended after consulting tribesmen.
Addressing a jirga (tribal meeting) at Jamrud in Khyber Agency, the governor assured the tribesmen that the government would not interfere with their customs and traditions while introducing reforms to the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA).
The governor urged the tribesmen to maintain peace because it was necessary for development.
The governor inaugurated improvement of Jamrud Hospital costing Rs 35 million.
Mr Rehman said the government was committed to eradicating smuggling in FATA. He said that the government had made a plan to legalise illegal trade and he urged the tribesmen to benefit from the plan by paying 15 percent duty on the borders on all smuggled items.
The governor assured the tribesmen that their genuine demands would be looked into, but he categorically said that the provision of electricity would be subject to the installation of power meters and the payment of bills.
The governor said that an electricity grid station had already been sanctioned for the Bazar Zakha Khel area. He said that the government had already initiated a plan to reorganise the Khasadar force. app