Senate likely to pass KP-FATA Merger Bill today

Senate likely to pass KP-FATA Merger Bill today

Islamabad (Staff Report): Senate of Pakistan on Friday likely to give green light for the landmark bill clearing the way for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.


Earlier, on Thursday, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the bill with clear cut majority.

After the approval from the Senate, President Mamnoon Hussain will sign it turning into a law.

The National Assembly on Thursday passed “Constitution (Thirty-First Amendment) Bill, 2018” with over two- thirds majority paving the way for the merger. The bill was moved by Law Minister Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk.Two hundred and twenty-nine members parliamentarians voted in favour of the constitution amendment while one voted against it. The bill was opposed by government-allied parties Jamiat-e-ulema-Islam (JUI-F) and Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP).