PESHAWAR: A cricket team from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) will participate in third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Zafar Iqbal Jhagra said on Tuesday.
“The PSL administration will be approached in this regard,” Jhagra expressed these remarks at an award distribution ceremony in the tribal region. The governor awarded Rs10,000 each to students who secured first position in their respective specialty. Moreover, Rs100,000 were awarded to each respective teacher.
The K-P governor said the government was focusing not only on curricular but extracurricular activities of students in Fata. “There is no dearth of talent among students and providing basic opportunities to the students of Fata is the need of the hour,” he said.
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Jhagra further said that ensuring improvement in education and health sectors in Fata was the top most priority of the incumbent government, claiming it was expected to have a positive impact in the region. “We have also opened up a university in Fata.”
The governor went on to claim that the government was also focused on dignified return of the temporary displaced persons to their native areas across the province.
Fata Secretary Social Sector Department Yosuaf Raheem, Secretary Production Abdul Latif, Director Education Hashim Khan, Additional Director Education Muhammad Abbas Khan were also present on the occasion.
Pakistan recently hosted the second edition of PSL in the UAE due to security concerns in the country. However, the final match, won by Peshawar Zalmi, was played in Lahore amid strict security.