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FATA Joining Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Development Program Announced

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ISLAMABAD, (APP) :The government announced the gradual  mainstreaming of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) in five years while the area would be brought at par with the other areas of the country under 10 year special development package.

Chairman of the six-member Committee on FATA Reforms and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz Thursday announcing the cabinet decisions on the recommendations of the Committee said provision would be made through constitutional amendment to enable the people of Tribal belt to elect their representatives to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in the 2018 election along with other consequential amendments.

He was briefing the newsmen at the Foreign Office here along with other committee members; Governor KP, Zafar Iqbal Jhagra, Minister for SAFRON, Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Minister for Law and Justice, Zahid Hamid, National Security Advisor, Lt. Gen (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua and Secretary SAFRON, Muhammad Shehzad Arbab.

Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage (IB&NH), Marriyum Aurangzeb was also present on the occasion. He said the committee has suggested that party based local bodies
elections should be held in FATA soon after 2018 general election.

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