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PM Imran directs provision of health, education facilities in tribal areas   

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday directed the authorities to provide health, education and utilities to the people of tribal areas. Chairing a high-level meeting on KP-FATA merger in Peshawar, Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered to constitute an implementation committee headed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chief minister and governor for every tribal district.  He said the provincial ministers and senators hailing from the respective tribal districts should also be included in the committees. PM Imran Khan was…

President lauds role of security forces in restoring peace

PESHAWAR: President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday lauded the sacrifices rendered by people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal districts in war against terror. Speaking at a press conference, he said Pakistan has suffered a lot due to terrorism. He also lauded the role of the security forces in restoring peace in the country which has helped in promotion of tourism. The president assured that personnel of Levies and Khasadar Force will be absorbed in police force in addition to recruitment of thirty thousand more police…

Govt to work for ensuring provision of share to FATA in NFC award: Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the government would play its due role for ensuring provision of share to the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) in the National Finance Commission award. "Following the merger of the Fata the administrative and other matters should be resolved in such a manner that people should not face any difficulties," he said while chairing a meeting in Islamabad about progress on administrative and other matters subsequent to the merger of the Fata with…

Deserving people of Fata facing problems due to non-distribution of Zakat: Senate body

ISLAMABAD: The Senate committee on religious affairs on Friday said the deserving people of all seven agencies of erstwhile the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) are facing problems because of non-distribution of Zakat since so many months. "Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony should ensure distribution of Zakat share to the Fata," said Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Abdul Ghafoor Haideri urging the government “to notify Fata Zakat Council for…

Tribal leaders ask Imran to provide three percent of NFC award for Fata

ISLAMABAD: Tribal leaders on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide three percent of the National Finance Commission Award (NFC) for Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) as soon as possible, ARY News reported. This demand was presented before the PM by a delegation of parliamentarians from the Fata region led by Muneer Khan Orakzai in a meeting in Islamabad. Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman was also present on this occasion. Imran assured them to soon give them three percent of share from the…

Govt to provide additional resources for uplift of erstwhile FATA: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the federal government will provide additional resources for the uplift of tribal areas of former FATA region, ARY News reported. Chairing a high level meeting in Islamabad on the merger of tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the premier said that a special development package will be ensured for these areas. The meeting took stock of the progress on the merger of erstwhile FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and different administrative and legal measures…

PM promises uplift of tribal areas very soon

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting to overview the arrangements for the implementation of the merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Asad Umar, Law Minister Farogh Naseem, Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Adviser to the prime minister Shehzad Arbab, Governor KP Shah Farman, Chief Minister KP Mehmood Khan, federal and provincial secretaries of concerned departments and other officials. The meeting made several…

PM Imran Khan approves constitution of task force on civil service reforms

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday approved constitution of task forces on civil service reforms and austerity and restructuring of government, ARY News reported. The task force on Civil Service Reforms comprises Advisor to Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Mr. Shahid Kardar, Dr. Sania Nishtar,  Mr. Suleiman Ghani, Dr. Nadeem-ul-Haq, Mr. Salman Raja, Mr. Ali Cheema, Mr. Umair Javed, Mr. Ejaz Ahmed Qureshi,  Ms. Naheed Durrani from Sindh Education Foundation and other…

Three FATA senators join PTI ahead of presidential elections

ISLAMABAD: Three senators from the erstwhile Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Saturday announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ahead of the presidential elections. Senator Aurangzeb Khan, Senator Haji Fida and Senator Sajjad Toru called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at his residence in Banigala and announced to join the PTI. Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak was also present at the occasion. The senators expressed confidence in the leadership of premier Imran Khan who welcomed them to the…