Islamabad May 17: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has called for transferring powers of President and his Agent Governor KPK to legislate for FATA to the Parliament to empower the people and for ushering in genuine reforms in the tribal areas.
Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that after talking to media in Peshawar at the end of his 5-day visit to city the former President also asked the Party Parlismentarians to reject the proposed Riwaj Act as against basic human rights besides being inconsistent with the goal of FATA merger in the province of KPK.
In his directive to Party leaders the former President said that making President and Governor as the sole lords of FATA and the FCR were two colonial instruments to keep the people subjugated. The twin pillars of colonial power structure must be demolished, the former President said in his directive.
During his visit to Peshawar Zardari also addressed a tribal jirga besides talking bout reforms in tribal areas in his press conference today at the conclusion of his visit, senator Babar said.