PESHAWAR - Additional Chief Secretary FATA Mohammad Azam Khan has said that FM radio stations would be set up in all tribal agencies and a central production facility in the FATA Secretariat to enable every tribal to have access to the information besides entertainment.

He said the establishment of FM radio stations in all tribal agencies keeping in view their dynamics and the dialects was on the card, adding the FM radio would be the source of information and education besides providing entertainment to the tribal people.

The establishment of the FM radio, ACS said, would also help provision of jobs to the educated tribal youth especially the unemployed journalists.

Talking to a delegation of the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) that called on him here at FATA Secretariat on Friday, the ACS FATA said the government believed in the freedom of the press, adding he will spare no efforts to uphold the freedom of press and tribal journalists would be facilitated by all means to discharge their duties effectively in a congenial environment.

The delegation was led by President Tribal Union of Journalists Nasir Mohmand who welcomed Mr Azam Khan on the post of ACS FATA and hoped his appointment as the new boss of the FATA Secretariat would go a long way in the speedy development of FATA and resolution of the problems of the tribal folk.

During the interactive session, the ACS FATA observed that the tribal journalists were discharging their responsibilities in a challenging environment and the government was determined to ensure the safety and best working conditions for them.

He gave patient hearing to the complaints and issues raised by the TUJ delegation and assured all out support in the resolution of the issues adding the facilitation of journalist community was also discussed during the Political Agents conference a few days back and the officials were issued instructions to do the needful.