ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said a century old Frontier Crimes Regulation is being abolished in tribal areas to bring it in the mainstream of national development.
“The tribal people have always played a frontline role in securing and developing the country and the sacrifices of security forces as well as tribesmen in the war against terror will not go waste,” he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Governor FATA Youth Sports Festival in Khyber Agency.
He said resources would be equally provided to the tribesmen to remove the sense of deprivation.
The prime minister said health, education and infrastructure was being developed in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to bring it at par with rest of the country.
Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, in his welcome address, said peace had been restored in the country and FATA due to operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, Zarb-e-Azb and National Action Plan.
More than 3,000 male and female players from all over FATA will participate in 30 different sports competitions.