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Today’s election a historic day for the former FATA: Iftikhar Durrani

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Iftikhar Durrani today (Saturday) said that the provincial election in the recently merged Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) was a great leap forward for Pakistan, ARY News reported.

The SAPM dubbed today as historic for the people of the tribal areas.

He added that this would be the first occasion where the people from the merged area would formally elect their leaders through balloting.

Durrani hailed the sacrifices made by the tirbal people of Pakistan and said that it was not hidden from the people of Pakistan.

A crucial session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was held on May 27, 2018 to pass a bill for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with the province despite strong protest by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) which was later approved and adopted.

Earlier on May 31 Special Assistant to Prime Minister Iftikhar Durrani tweeted his dismay over what transpired between Ali Muhammad Khan and Bilawal Bhutto today in context to PTM and Waziristan check post attack.

Taking jibes at the Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today, Friday termed him an “accidental chairman”.

Adding to this Durrani said: “Bilawal should inquire from his father that why is he busy praying for a dictator to rule the country again, he wants to escape with another NRO.”

The National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) was a controversial ordinance issued by the former President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, on 5 October 2007, It granted amnesty to politicians, political workers and bureaucrats who were accused of corruption, embezzlement, money laundering, murder, between 1 January 1986, and 12 October 1999, the time the country had been a state of martial law.

It was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 16 December 2009, throwing the country into a political crisis

Durrani continued that a dictator had granted Bilawal’s father with an NRO in the past and he knows that Imran Khan would never let him get off scot-free.

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