Pak Senate passes
Pak Senate passes

Pak Senate passes KP-FATA merger bill

ANI | Updated: May 25, 2018 18:13 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 25 (ANI): The Federally Administered Tribal Areas Reforms Bill that calls for the merger of the ederally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was passed by the Pakistan Senate on Friday by 71 to 5 vote.
According to the Dawn, the bill was passed by the National Assembly on Thursday.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, who rarely attends NA sessions, also participated in the historic vote which was opposed by government allies Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) who chose to walk out.
The only votes against the bill, presented in the Senate today by Law Minister Chaudhry Bashir Virk, came from from PkMAP while JUI-F chose to walk out again. (ANI with inputs)