KP govt allocates Rs 22 bln for education development in erstwhile Fata.


PESHAWAR -- Adviser to the Chief Minister on Education, Ziaullah Khan Bangash here Monday said that Rs 22 billion were allocated for development of education in erstwhile Fata.

Addressing a press conference along with Chief Minister's adviser on merged areas here, Ziaullah Bangash said it was for the first time that such a huge amount were allocated for education in merged areas.

Out of these huge amount, he said, Rs 4 billion were released for all merged districts. He said Rs 400 million would be spent on purchase of schools bags and stationary to help students. He said recruitment of 4,733 teachers for merged areas were approved.

The adviser said boundary walls, additional class rooms and wash rooms were being constructed in merged tribal districts.

He said government accorded highest priorities for promotion of sports in merged areas and has released Rs 230 million for construction of sports grounds in schools in erstwhile Fata.

The adviser said that Rs 4 billion would be spent on infrastructure development and other services and teachers, parents, Ulema and elders would be included in Parents Teachers Council.

Zia said 854 schools were...

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