ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Saturday welcomed the recent reforms in the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) and other regulations applicable to Federally Administrative Tribal Area (Fata). The joint meeting of SCBA and PCB, attended by President SCBA Asma Jahangir and Vice Chairman PBC Latif Khan Afridi, besides other members of association and bar, was held at the Supreme Court building. The meeting hoped for further reforms to bring Fata in the mainstream of the national life and protect all its inhabitants against illegal and arbitrary actions. It also hoped that through these changes in the FCR, the peace would be restored in the country, particularly in Fata. The meeting also took serious note of the escalation in violence in the country and denounced some of the measures taken by the government regarding the Criminal Law. They stated that the regulations namely Actions in Aid of Civil Power 2011 enforced in Fata and Pata are violative of fundamental rights, provided in the Constitution. Justice (Retd) Javed Nawaz, former judge of the Peshawar High Court, talking to TheNation on telephone from his hometown said that British rulers had promulgated the FCR in tribal areas after pondering over it for 50 years, while the recent changes in FCR were made in 50 minutes meeting at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. He said that culture of tribal areas was completely different from the entire Pakistan, therefore striking down 'collective responsibility clause was wrong. He also voiced concern over the Fata Tribunal, saying that if the Supreme Court of Pakistan could not get its judgements implemented in a democratic system then who would comply the Tribunal verdicts in the tribal areas. The former judge said there should be elected representative of all the seven political agencies namely Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai, Kurram, North and South Waziristan and six Frontier regions. The elected representative should overlook the tasks assigned to political agents.