FATA to have local government system: report


PESHAWAR: The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) will now have a local government system, as agreed by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Apex Committee agreed on Thursday.

Reported by a local media outlet, the meeting was presided by the  KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and attended by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, the Peshawar corps commander, and senior functionaries of law enforcement agencies and other departments.

The law and order situation in the province, along with other social welfare development schemes were among some of the subjects that came under discussion in the meeting. Participants were told about the border management system and the fencing progress on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

The committee also praised the decision to remove duties/ taxes on construction material and food items for displaced persons in FATA.

Appreciating the efforts and sacrifices rendered by the people and personnel of law-enforcement agencies in Fata and Malakand division, the apex committee praised the efforts of local elders in restoring peace and carrying forward development activities in their respective areas.