ISLAMABAD: The Fata (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) reforms package will be placed before the next meeting of the cabinet, said a statement issued by the Prime Minister Office on Thursday.
The package was part of the agenda issued for the cabinet’s meeting held on Tuesday. However, the agenda did not come under discussion.
The omission elicited widespread criticism with the Fata lawmakers walking out of parliament to express their anger over the cabinet’s attitude.
“Our government has taken the initiative to evolve consensus for empowering the people of Fata. On my directions, extensive consultation has been carried out with all stakeholders, including visits by a selected committee to all agencies,” said the statement issued on Thursday quoting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.