K-P releases Rs100M funds for ex-Fata.

Byline: Mureeb Mohmand

PESHAWAR -- The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has released a sum of Rs100 million as a bridge loan to defray expenditure of the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) as compensation for the agency development fund (ADF).

The ADF was abolished when the 25th Constitutional Amendment Bill came into effect earlier this year. The amendment proposed the merger of tribal areas with K-P.

The bill titled, 31st Amendment Act, 2018, had sought six amendments in different articles of the Constitution that include Article 1; 51; 59; 62; 106; 155 and 246. Under the new amendment, the name of Fata as a separate entity from the country's four existing provinces was removed. The law also abolished Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) and extended the Constitution, judicial and policing system to ex-Fata.

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The amount shall be returned by the merged district secretariat in a lump sum on the receipt of the authentication of ADF from the federal government, the notification added.

According to the notification, Bajaur will receive a total of Rs10 million, Mohmand will get Rs18 million while Rs5million will be given to...

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