People of erstwhile FATA in high hope of change after polls


ISLAMABAD: Citizens of newly merged areas of the Federally Administered Tribal area (FATA) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have high hopes from the recently elected parliamentarians from the region and said that it was a golden chance to deliver for the area and fulfil the expectations of the public.

The people of the area said that hopefully, the representatives of public will do much more for locals.

A high-school teacher from the area named Najeebullah, 43-years-old, told APP that the enrollment of children in primary schools in the remote areas needed the attention of political figure as it is the responsibility of elected representatives to provide all basic facilities in the educational institutions.

He said that so far, most of the students are not fully aware of the subject of science in schools and in the remote areas, the attendance of teacher is a major issue as most of the teachers avoid joining their duties in the far-flung area of FATA.

Another resident, Muhammad Zubair, 54, said that it is for the first time in the history of the area that the people have taken interest in general elections and used the right of vote for the development and prosperity of the country. He added that it is the responsibility of the elected parliamentarians to introduce the loan schemes for the promotion of business in the region as the ratio of employment is increasing due to the lack of technical education and lack of job opportunities.

Newly elected member of National Assembly from Kurram District Sajid Hussian Turi told APP that there is no doubt that people have high hopes from their elected representatives, adding that various projects would be launched for the welfare of people.

To a question, he said that it is also their manifesto to launch the schemes and programme for the welfare and empowerment of women.