Pak Affairs

Govt to develop FATA like other parts of coutnry: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that government is committed to bring peace and development in Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) so that the people of the area can live a better life like other parts of the country. The Prime Minister was talking to a group of FATA Parliamentarians led by Federal Minister for Culture Dr. Syaid Ghazi Gulab Jamal who called on him at the Prime Minister’s House.

The Premier said that the government is taking all necessary measures to maintain peace, improving law and order by involving tribal leaders and elders. He said that the extremist elements are serving the cause of those who want to spoil the image of our faith. Describing the people of the FATA as brave and patriotic who have always rendered great sacrifices for their motherland, Shaukat Aziz said that the sincerity of our commitment to development of FATA could be gauged from the fact that record allocations have been made during the last five years. “A complete transformation could be witnessed in the areas of health, education, supply of clean drinking water in addition to infrastructure development and creation of job opportunities”, he added.

The Prime Minister said that record funds are being spent on the development schemes in FATA, which is unprecedented in the country’s history. The Federal Government, he said, would continue providing funds and allocate necessary resources for speedy uplift of FATA and improvement in the quality of life of its people. The FATA Parliamentarians commended the high level of commitment shown by the government to the development of FATA and assured their complete co-operation in implementing and executing uplift schemes in the areas.

They said that the development scheme initiated by the government has generated job opportunities for the local resulting in improved living standards of the people. The meeting was attended by MNAs Dr. Javed Hussain, Haji Munir Khan Orakzai, Noor ul Haq Qadri and Dr. Nasim Afridi.-SANA

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