FATA being linked with CPEC: Governor

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakthunkhwa Governor Engr Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said here on Tuesday Fata was being linked CPEC through link roads that would usher a new era of progress and prosperity in Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
He said provision of basic amenities in FATA to tirbal people was the top most priority of the government and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would help improve the overall economic and industrial prosperity of tribal population.
He expressed these views while talking to Engr Amir Muqam, the Prime Minister’s advisor and PMLN KP President who called on him here at Governor House Peshawar.
The Governor said eradication of polio was the top priority of the government and this disease was eliminated from tribal areas due to government’s effective strategies.
He said focus was being given on curricular and co-curricular activities in schools besides holding of sports galas and festivals to provide healthy atmosphere to youth.
The Governor said tube wells in Fata has been shifted to solar energy that would not only help save electricity for industrial, agriculture and domestic consumers besides ensuring provision of clean drinking water to tribal people.
Street lights run through solar system have been installed in Bajaur Agency’s Khar, adding that restoration of infrastructure in Fata besides others projects would help improve socio-economic conditions of tribesmen.– APP

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