Governor KPK meets Finance Minister

Islamabad: The Governor KPK Sardar Mehtab Khan Abbasi met the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and informed him that necessary reforms have been introduced in FATA to bring in good governance and development in the area.

He said that through austerity measures and oversight of the development funds, the results are much better. He informed that the government has initiated mega developmental projects in education, health care and skill development sectors of FATA to bring the people in economic mainstream.

The Governor briefed the Finance Minister on budgetary requirements of the FATA areas and requested special compensation packages for Kurram and Khyber Agencies.

The Finance Minister said that the government will not make any kind of discrimination in development and all provinces and tribal areas would be given funds in accordance with their share.

He said that the democratic government attaches the highest priority to the socio-economic development of KPK/FATA because they were facing the major brunt of terrorism.

The Finance Minister assured the Governor that the budgetary requirements of the Tribal Areas will be met by the Federal Government and necessary funds will be provided for FATA development.

He added that our border with Afghanistan was passing through FATA, connecting the country’s trade route with Central Asian States and the government has a vision for regional interconnectivity and to enhance trade and economic relations within the region.

He said the government would develop communication links including roads network and open more commercial points in these areas for the commercialization of indigenous resources in FATA.

We should focus on supporting reconstruction, redressing inequality and create conducive environment that will bring sustainable economic transformation, provide employment and foster hope, he added.

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