Independent members of the National Assembly from NA-39 Orakzai Agency, Jawad Hussain, and NA-37 Kurram Agency, Sajid Hussain Turi, called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in Islamabad on Friday and announced joining the Pakistan People’s Party.
Talking to Ashraf, they said they had taken the decision to join the PPP keeping in view the political situation in the country, particularly, that prevailing in FATA.
They said the PPP was the only political party that worked for the welfare of people of FATA.
They particularly referred to reforms in FCR and implementation of Political Parties Ordinance in FATA undertaken by the present government‚ which demonstrated the party’s commitment to giving rights to people of the region.
They said that the scope and scale of development work carried out by the PPP-led government in FATA had influenced their decision to join the party.
Welcoming their decision, the prime minister said it was a testimony to fruits of policy of reconciliation and understanding that the present government had been following to deal with national issues. He said that this reflected people’s confidence in the performance of the PPP-led government.
The prime minister said that with their joining‚ the party would become stronger in FATA.