LG polls to be conducted in FATA next year; FCR to be abolished: KP Governor

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PESHAWAR, Oct 3 (APP): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said on Monday that the local body elections would be conducted in 2017 in Federally Administered Tribal Areas and FCR will soon be abolished from the tribal areas.

Talking to member of executive body of Engineering Council, Engineer Azhar Habib Durrani here at GovernorΓÇÖs House, he said as a result of FATA reforms majority people of FATA seconded the suggestion of merging FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, adding “out of 450,000 TDPs, only 100,000 are remaining to return to their native lands and the process would be successfully accomplished till the end of this year.”

Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra says “with the efforts of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Army most of the problems of tribal people have been solved and militancy has de escalated.”

He told that as a result of FATA reforms FCR will also be abolished and people would get a sigh of relief. The Governor said that patriotic tribesmen had rendered great sacrifices for the peace of entire region and now the time has come to take potential measures to resolve their problems and work for their welfare.

He said steps are being taken for the maintenance of the lasting peace and all out efforts are being made for the development of FATA and to ensure the dignified return and rehabilitation of tribal people.

The Governor said Rs 400,000 for reconstruction of completely damaged homes and Rs 100,000 for partially damaged homes have given to TDPs. Moreover food stuff and funds for day to day use is also being provided
to them.

Meanwhile, the Vice President of Sindh Bank, Peshawar Shahroom Khan also called on the Governor and discussed matters of mutual interest.