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Govt Determined For Development Of Merged Areas: PM

Islamabad:Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is determined for uninterrupted development of merged tribal areas and all financial resources will be provided for the purpose.

He was chairing a high level meeting on the development needs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially the merged areas, and Punjab in Islamabad today.

The Prime Minister said in past, a large chunk of government resources had been reserved for few areas, while keeping political priorities in view, which adversely impacted the development process in backward areas.

Emphasizing on the Provincial Finance Award, Imran Khan said transparent and judicious distribution of revenue at district level is very vital for equal development.

The Prime Minister stressed on provinces to give special attention on empowering district and local governments in terms of revenue collection so that their resources can be utilized for the development of these areas and to provide better facilities there.

He directed the provincial governments to look for some out of box solutions to enhance their income.

The meeting also discussed the issue of net hydel profit payable to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab and a working group has been constituted to resolve this matter in an amicable way.