Local govt system to be introduced in FATA next year: KP governor

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said that local government system will be introduced in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) next year.

In an interview in Peshawar, he said funds for Annual Development Programme of FATA have been increased while it will also get three per cent share from the National Finance Commission.

The governor lauded the sacrifices of security forces for restoration of peace and stability in the tribal areas.

He said return of temporarily dislocated persons to their native areas will be completed in November this year.

Jhagra said that majority of the tribal people are in favour of merger of FATA in KP province but a final decision in this regard will be taken by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.