Rapid uplift of tribal districts to be ensured: adviser.

PESHAWAR -- Adviser to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister and spokesperson for the provincial government, Ajmal Wazir, has said that the merger of tribal districts with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is being carried out on fast track and the process is going on smoothly.

He said that the federal and provincial governments had chalked out a 10-year comprehensive development plan worth billions of rupees for the merged districts which would usher in a new era of progress and prosperity there.

Mr Wazir expressed these views while addressing public meetings at various places in North Waziristan during his four-day official visit to the district.

Ajmal Wazir completes four-day official visit to North Waziristan

He said that fast track development of the merged districts to bring them at par with other developed areas of the country was the topmost priority of the federal and provincial governments which were utilising all the available resources for the purpose.

'The ex-Fata comprising the area from Waziristan to Bajaur is rich with natural resources that have been neglected for a very long time and as such poverty, backwardness, illiteracy, lawlessness and other social evils engulfed the area,' he said. He further said that the draconian law of FCR had added to the miseries of the local people.

Mr Wazir said that the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan had taken concrete steps to effectively merge tribal areas with KP. About the merger process, he said that though...

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