Landi Kotal: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Government has decided to continue disbursement of the tax exemptions previously availed by ex-FATA districts, according to a news source. The cabinet made this decision in a meeting at Landi Kotal.
Before FATA and KP were merged, FATA was exempted from taxes under the federal government. The KP Government has decided to continue these exemptions. KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai wrote this shared these details in a press conference. Finance Minister Tamour Jhagra was also present.
FATA was recently merged with KP, and is no longer a separate entity with special legislation. The KP Government is working to integrate ex-FATA districts into the province in the best way possible. This includes further improving the security situation, bringing the local bodies into mainstream governance, and encouraging development in the area.
The provincial government approved a number of bills regarding these measures. Yousafzai revealed that the KP Government would spend PKR 20 billion on the ex-FATA districts. They will also give loans worth a total of PKR 2 billion to the youth of these districts.