PM reviews FATA-KP mergers; promises development funds

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said that tribal traditions should be taken into consideration and tribal people should be consulted for implementation of FATA reforms.
He was chairing a high level meeting regarding merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and others.
The prime minister promised that the government will provide more than required funds to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for development. He said the federal government will play its role to get a development package for these areas in the National Finance Commission Award as well.
The meeting reviewed progress and legal measures regarding merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The prime minister directed the authorities concern that under the tribal traditions, new system will be implemented and tribal people will be consulted.
He said that employment will be provided to the youth and emphasised on provision of health facilities and education in the area.
The meeting also reviewed the progress, legal and administrative measures taken so far towards the merger of erstwhile FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Imran Khan said no individual should be made jobless as a result of new administrative measures. He said quota reserved for tribal people in schools, colleges, and universities should not be affected in any way.
He said a strategy should be devised to provide speedy and inexpensive justice. He directed to enforce local government system in erstwhile tribal areas in line with suggestions and decisions of the people for the development of the tribal belt.

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