The Senate on Friday approved the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court (Extension of Jurisdiction to Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Bill, 2018 unanimously aimed at bringing the people of Fata into the mainstream in accordance with their wishes and aspirations.

The bill was tabled by Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch which was passed by the upper house.

”In order to bring the people of Fata into the mainstream in accordance with their wishes and aspirations, it is necessary that the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court should be extended to such areas for safeguarding their rights and providing them proper administration of justice in accordance with the constitution,” according to the statement of objects and reasons.

National Assembly has already passed the bill.

Expressing jubilation over the passage of the bill, Leader of the Opposition in Senate Sherry Rehman said more would be done for Fata. "More bills would follow to grant more rights to Fata," she added.