PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed upon the need for enhancing employment opportunities in erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) areas to ensure socio-economic progress.
Addressing the provincial cabinet in Peshawar on Saturday, he said the purpose of merging tribal districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is to bring these areas equal to the developed parts of the country.
“Creating job opportunities for the youth in the merged areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is among top priorities of the PTI government,” PM Imran said during the meeting.
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The premier underscored that the present government has provided record funds for the newly-merged tribal districts (NMTDs), and it is a huge achievement of the PTI government to take the merger process forward.
Prime minister directed the concerned authorities to take effective steps to enhance trade and business activities for the socio-economic development of merged districts.
Imran also stressed over focusing on the promotion of tourism in K-P and stated that all efforts should be utilized for the purpose.
He urged for enhancing employment opportunities in the erstwhile FATA areas to ensure socio-economic progress of the region.
Talking about tourism, PM Imran said, “Saudi Arabia has expressed interest to invest in the tourism sector and the K-P Government should focus on fully exploiting the tourism potential of the province.”
K-P’s Governor Shah Farman, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Provincial Assembly Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani were present in the meeting at the Governor House in Peshawar.