PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Shaukatullah, has said that special emphasis is being put on infrastructure development, communication network, higher education and health sector, besides rehabilitation of damaged facilities in FATA.

In fact, he added, a realistic way forward is being perused not only to meet immediate needs of the people of FATA but also to ensure sustainable progress and make their socio-economic uplift on fast track basis. He was talking to delegations of tribal elders and youth hailing from Khyber Agency, Peshawar and Kohat Frontier Regions, and Momand and Bajaur Agencies who called on him here at Governor's House on Saturday.

The Governor talked to the elders both in their individual and collective capacities and listened to their point of views about the prevailing state of circumstances in their respective areas with special focus on pace of progress on the ongoing development schemes as well as their future needs. The Governor pointed out that it has been his utmost effort to overview pace of progress on all the mega projects in FATA and ensure their timely completion.

He also urged the people of FATA to fully concentrate on educating their children and get them fully benefited from the facilities being provided by the government.

With the materialisation of ongoing projects of establishing institutions of higher learning, he remarked, the youth from FATA will also be in a better position to equip them with desired level of knowledge and enable them to act as mainstream partners in a more efficient way at the national level in all walks of life. 

He also mentioned the importance of road network development in FATA and further observed that completion of all the ongoing projects will ensure balanced development across FATA and help the respective people not only ensure more productive utilisation of the indigenous resources but also to make easy and inexpensive access to markets and get better return for the products.

Referring to various demands put forwards by the delegates, the Governor said that their each and every proposal will be fully evaluated and if proved feasible, no effort will be spared for their implementation.