Delimitation process in FATA for provincial assembly elections in final stages: NA told

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 25 (APP):Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Tuesday informed the National Assembly that delimitation process
in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is in final stages to conduct
elections in Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The minister stated this while responding to a Calling
Attention Notice regarding, slow process of the merger of FATA into Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa.
He said that the task force headed by
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor is working to remove bottlenecks and accelerate the
process of merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He said the tribal agencies have been re-designated as
districts and sub divisions of KPK. Similarly, he said that the posts of
political agents and assistant political agents have also been re-designated as
Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners.
He said that Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner
had been given magisterial power in FATA. For the resolution of health related
issues of people of FATA, he said that all FATA agencies had been linked with the
Secretariat Health Khyther Pakhtunkhwa.
Ali Muhammad Khan said that all the vehicles in the FATA
areas had been given tax exemption for five years. The local produced products,
he said, had also been given five years tax exemption.
The minister said that the federal government will provide Rs
1.63 billion for the development of these tribal districts.