Tribal districts development: Important decisions taken

Tribal districts development: Important decisions taken

ISLAMABAD - A meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions was held at Parliament House in Islamabad on Thursday with Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi in the chair.

During the meeting, the Committee was informed that the development schemes in merged districts of erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas would be aligned with vision 2025 and Sustainable Development Goals targets.

The committee discussed in details the ADP 2018-2019, registration of Temporary Displaced Persons of Khyber Agency and Directorate of Health FATA.

The committee was informed that number of initiatives are being taken to bring progress and prosperity in the merged districts of FATA.

He said that the community based micro hydel power stations would be installed in the merged districts for domestic purpose.

He informed that primary level education would be promoted through education emergency program in the tribal districts.

The committee was further informed that free texts books are being provided to students up to class 12th, adding that BS Programme would be initiated in existing colleges.

The officials also briefed the committee about the development budget for merged areas annual development program 2018-19 is reflected in the PSDP as block allocation in the SAFRON Division.

It was decided that an amount an amount of 24500 million rupees has been allocated in PSDP 2018-19 for the tribal districts.