PM forms special committee for planning 10-year development of tribal districts

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday formed special committee for planning of 10-year development of the recently merged tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The decision was taken during a meeting, which discussed the progress on merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The meeting was chaired by the prime minister. The meeting was attended by chief minister, governor Khyber Pakhtunkwha, adviser Shahzad Arbab, FATA parliamentarians and other government officials. The special committee would be headed by the chief minister.
The prime minister was briefed about administrative and other steps being taken for the merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The meeting was told that many departments of the FATA secretariat have been transferred to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, which include education, Zakat andUshar, social welfare and population welfare. The meeting was told that consultation with federal government was going on for allocation of 3 per cent share in NFC award for tribal districts.
The prime minister said that some powers were misguiding the people regarding FATA merger for their nefarious designs, who are working against FATA merger. He said that FATA merger was aimed at bringing improvement in the lives of the tribesmen. He stressed on joint efforts for bringing the merged districts at par with other parts of the country.

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