President Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has approved and signed the Regulation for the 'Establishment of FATA University' at FR Kohat to promote quality education and provide opportunities to the youth of the area.

Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that former Prime Minister during meeting with FATA MNAs on January 16, 2009 had announced the establishment of FATA University to provide quality education of international standard to the talented youth of the area hence brining the people of the tribal areas into the mainstream of national life.

He said that under article 247 of the constitution, no act of Parliament shall apply to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) or any part thereof unless the President, so directs. The President may with respect to any matter, make regulations for the peace and good governance of FATA or any part thereof.

The summary states SAFRON, after getting the approval of KP obtaining the views of HEC and the Law and Justice Division submitted the Summary to the Prime Minster for onward approval of the President.