Govt forms high-powered panel on FATA reforms


ISLAMABAD: Amid mounting pressure to bring the federally administered tribal areas (Fata) into the mainstream, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif constituted a high-powered committee on Sunday to finalise reforms for the tribal areas.

According to a notification issued from the PM House, the prime minister has charged Sartaj Aziz, his adviser on foreign affairs, to lead the five-member committee to determine whether Fata should be merged into Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as a provincially-administered tribal area (Pata) or made a separate province of the country.