PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan said he owned the merger of erstwhile FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa along with its challenges that included removing the sense of deprivation of the people, extending efficient governance structure and social sectors services to facilitate the hapless poor of FATA as expeditiously as possible.
This he revealed while talking to Provincial Minister for Information Shaukat Yousafzai, Spoke Person Ajmal Wzir, MNA Iqbal Afridi, members of Provincial Assembly here on Friday.
During meeting, the mainstreaming of erstwhile tribal areas, good governance, developmental strategy for the whole of the province, transparency and merit based decision making were discussed.
Mahmood Khan Spoke out his mind about the overall mainstreaming of erstwhile tribal areas and the government planning for the rapid developmental activities in order to facilitate the hapless people there through efficient services adding that constitutionally, the new districts have become part of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
He said his government would focus on the natural advantages of the new districts using them for the development for these areas because it was necessary to stand these districts on their own feet that would not only generate industrialization and trade activities but would also create jobs to the locals.
Chief Minister said that tourism promotion would also be the area of focus in the overall planning of the government. The overall planning would encompass all areas of the new districts where the developmental and exploration of natural potential would be carried out through federal transfers and the province would also contribute its own expertise.
Mahmood Khan revealed to visit all the new districts and he will first visit district Khyber where he would meet the locals, listen to them personally and resolve their problems as expeditiously as possible adding that there would be mass scale recruitment in police in the new districts and the locals would get special age relaxation.
Regarding the problems raised by the MPAs, the Chief Minister assured that he would focus on resolving the basic problems of the people and assured that each and every area would get their development share in the overall developmental strategy.
He directed the MPAs to monitor the development activities in their respective areas with focus on merit and transparency. The government would continue working in consonance with the people’s aspirations.
He said he would visit Batagram to inaugurate the sub campus of Hazara University soon adding that the burn centre in Peshawar was ready for inauguration adding that the project of shelter homes for the shelter-less people would be started soon.