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PM Imran briefed on security situation, development projects in N Waziristan

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan was on Monday briefed on security situation, ongoing stability operations, socio-economic projects and rehabilitation of temporarily displaced persons.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamer Javed Bajwa was also present on this occasion. They are on a day-long visit to Miran Shah in North Waziristan. Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan and other civil and military leaders are also accompanying them.

The PM will later visit Ghulam Khan Terminal, border fencing and address jirga of local elders at Miran Shah.

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Talking to ARY News, Information Minister of Kyber Pakhtunkhuwa Shaukat Yousafzai said, the prime minister would announce a ‘big’ package for Miranshah.

The tribal districts, formerly agencies in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), were made after former president Mamnoon Hussain ratified the 25th Constitutional Amendment Bill into law earlier this year.

According to the constitution amendment, the FATA will be granted 16 general seats, four seats for women and one seat for non-Muslims in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. The elections shall be held within one year after the general elections.

The amendment reduces the number of seats in the National Assembly from 342 to 336. The members of the National Assembly from FATA to be elected in 2018 election shall continue till dissolution of the Lower House.

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