PM Reiterates Govt’s Resolve To Complete FATA Merger

PM Reiterates Govt’s Resolve To Complete FATA Merger

Islamabad (October 12, 2018): Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated government’s resolve to complete the process for merger of erstwhile FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Talking to a delegation of Senators belonging to erstwhile FATA that called on him in Islamabad today (Friday), he said government is also striving to implement local government system in the tribal districts.

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The Prime Minister assured the delegation that tribal areas will be provided all-out facilities like other parts of the country.

Matters relating to overall situation of tribal areas, FATA merger and administrative affairs came under discussion during the meeting.Earlier on October 2, legislators from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) met with Prime Minister Imran Khan and discuss FATA reforms in Details.

While talking to the delegation of FATA members of parliament in Islamabad, PM Imran said the tribal people have faced many difficulties and problems. He said officers should set their direction and should play their due role in solving such problems.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan assured them to hold local body elections as soon as possible in the area.

The Prime Minister said tribal people have right on the minerals and these should be spent on the construction and development of the area. He said the government is also striving to establish local government system in FATA.

He vowed to spend the allocated 100 billion rupees on erstwhile FATA districts. The PM assured the FATA legislators that their strength in the parliament will remain unchanged in the new system.PM Imran urged the parliamentarians to launch the election campaign with full momentum for upcoming by-polls in the tribal areas.

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