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Govt asked to release Rs100bn for uplift of former tribal areas

May 9, 2019

LAHORE:The central Shoora of the Jamaat e Islami has called upon the government to release the current year’s amount of Rs100 billion out of the Rs1000billion special grant for the erstwhile tribal areas and stressed that it should be spent in consultation with the peoples’ elected representatives. Through a resolution, the Shoora demanded that the present judicial vacuum in the former tribal district should be filled immediately and the courts should be provided necessary logistic support. It demanded that thirty thousand new posts should be created for these district as promised and these posts be duly fulfilled.

The Shoora called for expediting the rehabilitation of the infrastructure in tribal areas that had been totally destroyed during the operations.

It urged the government and the Election Commission to launch a special campaign through the media to create awareness among the tribal people about the importance of the provincial assembly elections.

The JI central body called for modernizing and regularizing mining in the former tribal areas and demanded that the local communities should be given fifty per cent of the income from this source.

The JI Shoora termed the new local bodies draft as being conflict with the constitution. It called for a through debate of it inside and outside the assembly. The Shoora was of the view that large scale changes in the present law could cause a delay in the local bodies elections and announced that the JI would strongly resist such a move.

The Shoora also called for the recovery of the missing persons and for producing them before the courts. It also called for opening all trade routes with Afghanistan from Bajaur upto South Waziristan to facilitate traders as well as the people on both sides of the border.

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