President for focusing on uplift of KP's merged districts.

ISLAMABAD -- President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday emphasized the need for focusing on the development of merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (erstwhile tribal areas).

He said that the tribal areas of Pakistan had been mostly affected due to terrorism.

The president expressed these views while talking to the elders (Masharan) of the merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, President Press Wing said in a press release.

Talking to the elders, he observed that the tribal area of the country had been neglected in the past.

The president said that priority should be given to the education and health sectors in the merged districts of KP, and all steps should be taken for the livelihood of the people of the area.

He said that the people of the merged districts should be provided equal employment opportunities.

While highlighting the importance of education, he said that education could bring development and economic prosperity to the area.

He underscored the need for peace in the area for exploring new business and trade opportunities.

The tribal elders informed the president...

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