ISLAMABAD – The upper house of Parliament, Senate, has adopted a resolution put forward by Awami National Party (ANP)’s senator Afrasayab Khattak which asked government to immediately take actions against the militants in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Khattak forwarded the resolution on Monday afternoon which treasury benches never opposed.
Khattak said in his address that militants in FATA are not only a threat to Pakistan but they were also involved in terrorism in other countries. He also asked government to formulate the strategy to bring development in FATA.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s senator never opposed the resolution in which Khattak stressed to need to carryout military operation when and where needed to eliminate terrorists in FATA. However, Abdul Qadir Baloch, PML-N’s senator, added that government wanted to bring peace through dialogues.
He also added that had attention given to FATA’s development, condition of law and order situation would be a lot different today.
Senate’s secretariat sent the resolution to standing committee for further proceeding after the approval.