Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has vowed to construct and develop the newly merged tribal areas of the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on a priority basis, a news source reported. He recently chaired a review meeting held to discuss these proceedings.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Shah Farman, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, and other officials from several federal and provincial government departments also attended this session. The officials concerned briefed the PM in detail regarding the Annual Development Programme (ADP), and the other development projects planned for the region in the coming ten years. They revealed that there were 1,186 projects initially planned for the 2018-2019 period, out of which 726 are currently underway, and 460 are awaiting the commencement of construction activities.
The officials informed the PM that the said projects covered the provincial areas of health, communication, education, infrastructure, electricity, agriculture, and more.
PM Khan also directed the authorities concerned to increase the pace of distributing Sehat Insaf Cards among the people of the merged tribal districts. He also gave instructions to make suitable preparations for the power crises expected in the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.
Furthermore, the PM asked the public representatives to improve their people-to-people contact, and pursue more systematic infrastructural development processes.