Imran Khan attends session on KP-FATA merger

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan today is currently attending the National Assembly session which has been summoned to finally table the bill over the merger of FATA with Khyber PakthunKhuwan.


When questioned by media men after how long he was attending a NA session,”I don’t remember, he said.

“If Parliament was run as it should be, I would have attended sessions daily,” he added.

On Tuesday, the parliamentary committee which comprised of parliamentarians from every party except JUI(Fazl-ur Rehman) Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party members, agreed on the constitutional amendment pertaining to bring FATA within the legal ambit of Pakistan

Earlier this week, the amendment was approved by the federal cabinet in a session presided over by the prime minister.

The seats for the KP assembly will increase to 147 from the current 126 after the province’s merger with FATA, according to the proposed 30th Amendment of the Constitution.

The general seats of the provincial assembly will increase from 99 to 117. The seats for women will increase from 22 to 26, and religious minorities’ seats from three to four.


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