ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected Afghanistan’s opposition to the merger of federally administrated areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KP).
Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammad Faisal, in his series of three tweets, termed Kabul’s concerns as interferences in Pakistan’s internal matters.
“Pakistan rejects a statement issued by the official Afghan press agency on the merger of the tribal areas with KPK,” he said. “Our parliament’s decision reflects the will of the people of Pakistan.”
Earlier the Afghan government called Pakistan’s decision to merge federal administrative tribal areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a one-sided decision.
Faisal said: “The principles of non-interference and non-intervention in the conduct of bilateral relations need to be scrupulously adhered to by Afghanistan.”
Both of the houses, the National Assembly and the Senate this week passed the 31st Constitutional Amendment Bill for the merging of FATA with KP province.