Courtesy: Dawn

PARACHINAR: The whole area, formerly known as Federally Administered Tribal Areas, erupts in celebrations after Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly approved its merger with the province with majority votes.

Rallies were taken out in different parts including Parachinar where local elders called the merger independence in the real sense.

Addressing a rally in Parachinar, Haji Said Jamal, Malik Niaz Badshah and others thanked President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and all political parties for their support to merge the seven tribal districts and Six Frontier Regions with KP.

Local leaders of Pakistan People’s Party Haji Jamil Turi, general secretary Ali Akbar Bangash and other said that way has been paved for development of the area.

People in Jamrud area also celebrated the merger with fireworks and holding rally from Bab-e-Khyber to Phase-3 Chowk Peshawar.

The provincial assembly has approved Fata-KP merger with 92 votes in favour and seven against, making Frontier Crimes Regulations a history.

Courtesy: TNN

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