Province on path of development: CM.

PESHAWAR -- Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that people-friendly policies, sincere leadership and investment in human capital by his government have put the province on the path of development.

'Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will not only play a greater role in the national economy, but will also become a role model for establishment of an Islamic welfare state in the near future,' he said in a statement issued here on Friday.

The government has adopted a comprehensive long-term strategy for uniform development of the province, he said.

The chief minister maintained that despite daunting challenges, the government made the merger of the tribal districts a success story and had launched a comprehensive development strategy to compensate for the decades of exploitation of the tribal people.

Mahmood says his govt is spending billions on ex-Fata's uplift

However, he said that the stoppage of development funds and other budgeted transfers by the federal cabinet had raised fears of continued exploitation among the people of merged districts.

He said the provincial government had been spending billions of rupees from its kitty to sustain the development initiatives in erstwhile Fata.

He said the federal government should also honour its commitments by providing due financial share in this regard.

He said delay of development funds for merged districts was causing...

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