ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's House of Lords of Parliament has passed a law that grants equal rights to 5 million people in the troubled Northwestern tribal region. It is an important step to bring the tribes into the mainstream life of the country and to abolish a remnant of British colonial rule.
Legislation passed on Friday in the Senate, one day after the House of Commons, the National Assembly, had also approved.
Now President Mamnoon Hussain is signed, probably within days, before he becomes law.
Legislation merges the lawless tribal area with the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and brings it into mainstream politics. like the right to a trial.
Pakistan's tribal areas have long been a haven for militants and have experienced several military operations in recent years.
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