CJP takes sue motto notice on non accessibility of courts police in FATA

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Supreme Court. Justice Saqib Nisar has taken sue motto notice on non existence of courts and police in Tribal Areas after 25th constitutional amendment.

The notice was taken on an article published in the section of media that 25th amendment in constitution was passed by Parliament as well as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in haste, amending certain articles and FATA was merged with KP province FATA Interim Governance Regulation, 2018 replaced the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) from May, 2018, but there is neither police to investigate crimes nor courts are established yet in FATA..

Only political agents have been replaced with Deputy Commissioners and the Tribal Areas of KP are existing in vacuum and no system is in place. Provincial Government KP needs to take charge of the affairs of the said merged areas and provision of basic infrastructure in respect of public offices including the courts is required immediately.

Taking notice of the issue, CJP has fixed the matter in the Court on 15th October and issued notices to Attorney General, Advocate General KP, Secretary Establishment Division, Registrar Peshawar High Court, Chief Secretary KP, Secretary Ministry of State and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), and Inspector General KP to appear before court on next date of hearing.