PESHAWAR - The grand tribal Jirga demanded formation of a new province consisting of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).

The Jirga comprising prominent tribal elders who met at Peshawar's Baghe Naran rejected proposed Constitutional amendment that seeks merging of the Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Speaking on the occasion tribal elders said the proposed amendment prepared by the lawmakers representing Fata in the National Assembly but it was not acceptable to them, as tribesmen were not taken into confidence over the proposal.

They suggested Fata Parliamentarians to hold meetings in their respective agencies and take suggestion from the tribesmen for the future of Fata. They said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is already suffering with several problems and taking hold of their institutions will bring negative impact on the incumbent set up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

They demanded of the Federal government and Governor Khyber Pakthunkhwa to take tribal people into confidence before taking any important steps regarding the fate of Federal Administered Tribal Areas.

They urged upon the government to form a separate independent province for the people of Fata and ensure a separate administrative set up on the shape of other province.