ISLAMABAD: Former Defence Minister and Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif has affirmed that the people residing in tribal areas played the role of frontline in the country’s war against terrorism.
As per details, Mohsin Dawar on Friday tabled 26th Constitution Amendment Bill in the National Assembly that sought to increase the number of national and provincial seats for tribal areas.
Expressing his views on the presented constitution, Khawaja Asif lauded the sacrifices of members of the erstwhile tribal community.
“For the first time, a private bill is being approved and that too for a region which has become a battlefield. Including so-called Jihad, after 9/11 incident, Afghan war was not a war Pakistan should have been involved”, Khawaja said.
Two superpowers forced us into war just to override their power. The United States has been unable to win war in Afghanistan even after spending 18 years”.
“Special privileges should be given for at least the next 10 years to tribals until development projects and work on the FATA merger is concluded. I congratulate the parliament on tabling of this constitution”, the senior PML-N leader added.
Commending Pakistan Army’s significant role in the war against terrorism, he reiterated his call to the house for remembering ‘sacrifices of FATA and our Army’.