Government taking measures for FATA development: PM Ashraf
19 September, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday said the government was taking concrete measures for the development of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and had allocated a substantial amount in the PSDP for year 2012-13 for this purpose.
Raja was talking to FATA senators, Muhammad Idrees Khan Safi and Abbas khan Afridi, who called on him at the Prime Minister's House.
Raja said the government was taking concrete measures for the development of FATA and had allocated a substantial amount in the PSDP for year 2012-13 for this purpose.
The prime minister said the government had released development funds to parliamentarians for the uplift of underdeveloped areas irrespective of their party affiliations. The senators thanked the PM for his keen interest in the development of FATA.
Separately, Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Overseas Pakistanis Minister Dr Farooq Sattar on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at and discussed various matters pertaining to mega projects in Karachi.
Shaikh briefed the prime minister that funds required for the projects were being released to ensure their timely completion. The premier said that the completion of these projects would have a positive impact on the lives of the Karachiites.
Meanwhile, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) Chairman Hamid Yar Hiraj called on the PM and apprised him about the rehabilitation work being carried out by the authority. The premier directed the chairman to leave no stone unturned in the rehabilitation of the earthquake-hit areas.
Separately, Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa called on the PM and apprised him about the latest flood situation in southern Punjab. The prime minister said that the federal government would provide all possible assistance to the provincial governments to overcome the challenge posed by the floods.
Meanwhile, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi called on the PM and discussed legislative business of the House and other matters pertaining to the welfare of lawmakers. Kundi also apprised the prime minister about the status of development projects in his constituency.