PM: Reforms to ensure inclusion of FATA people in mainstream politics
Posted on 11 months ago
ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday said that the democratic government had introduced far-reaching reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), which would ensure inclusion of local people in the mainstream politics.
The Prime Minister was talking to Minister of State for Commerce and leader of FATA members of Senate Abbas Khan Afridi, who called on him here to congratulate on assuming the responsibilities of the country's chief executive.
The Minister of State said that the FATA Senators would continue to support the coalition democratic government for the cause of democracy, rules of law and the constitution.
Abbas Khan Afridi thanked the Prime Minister for taking keen interest in the development of FATA, which had been facing the major brunt of war and terror.
He also demanded provision of gas to the households located in the FATA region.
The Prime Minister thanked the Minister of State for felicitations and said that development of FATA was important to combat extremism and terrorism as poverty breeds such tendencies.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister said that the Chashma Right Bank Canal project was of utmost importance for the prosperity of the country.
He was talking to Deputy Speaker National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi, who called on him at the Prime Minister's House here and congratulated him on assuming the office of the country's Chief Executive.
The Deputy Speaker discussed development projects in Dera Ismail Khan, especially the Chashma Right Bank Canal and Lift Irrigation Project, and said that the completion of those projects would bring revolution in agriculture.
He advocated opening of the campus of Benazir Shaheed University in D.I. Khan.
Kundi said that IT (Information Technology) centres should be opened at the union council levels to create new opportunities of learning and jobs.
The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of the Deputy Speaker in running the business of the House efficiently.
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