PM Imran Khan seeks early implementation of development projects in erstwhile FATA

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed the early implementation of the development projects in merged tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

While presiding over a high-level meeting in Islamabad which reviewed development projects in merged tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the prime minister underscored that the people of the tribal districts are very dear to him.tribal districts - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed the early implementation of the development projects in merged tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. While presiding over a high level meeting in Islamabad which reviewed development projects in merged tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the prime minister underscored that the people of the tribal districts are very dear to him. Later briefing about the meeting, the Information Minister Senator Syed Shibli Faraz said that the federal government has released its share of funds decided in the agreement of 2018. Shibli Faraz said that a Committee has been formed under the chairmanship of the Advisor on Finance to coordinate with the provinces and ensure availability of funds. The minister expressed hope that all these development projects in the merged districts will begin in the next financial year. The meeting was attended by the Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar, the Federal Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz, the Adviser on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, the Special Assistant Dr. Shahbaz Gil and senior officials. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra and the Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht attended the meeting through video link.

Later briefing about the meeting, the Information Minister Senator Syed Shibli Faraz said that the federal government has released its share of funds decided in the agreement of 2018.

Shibli Faraz said that a Committee has been formed under the Chairmanship of the Advisor on Finance to coordinate with the provinces and ensure the availability of funds.

The minister expressed hope that all these development projects in the merged districts of erstwhile FATA will begin in the next financial year.

The meeting was attended by the Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar, the Federal Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz, the Adviser on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, the Special Assistant Dr. Shahbaz Gil and Senior Officials.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra, and the Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht attended the meeting through video link.