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‘FATA reforms to be implemented in consultation with elders, youth’

ISLAMABAD: Governor Khyber Pakthunkhwa Shah Farman has said that government would implement Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) reforms agenda in consultation with youth and elders.

Talking to media outside Parliament House, he said that government was trying its best to complete the process of merger of the tribal region with KP without any delay.

He said that government would take steps for bringing improvement in the education and health sectors, besides provision of clean drinking water to the people of the tribal region.

Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that the own resources of the region would be spent on the people of FATA. He said that local government would also be established in the region. He vowed zero tolerance for corruption in FATA, adding that strict action would be taken against the officials involved in any kind of malpractice.

He said that regional arts and culture would also be promoted.

The National Assembly on May 24 passed a constitutional amendment bill for the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to the constitution amendment, FATA territory had to be granted sixteen general seats, four seats for women and one seat for non-Muslims in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. The provincial elections shall be held within one year after the general elections.

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