Governor inaugurates Shangla Campus of Swat Varsity

LANDIKOTAL, July 09 (APP): Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that report regarding FATA reforms has been prepared and final decision in that regard will be taken by Prime Minister in light of the opinion of the majority of tribesmen.

He expressed these views while addressing a jirga of tribal elders in Landikotal, Khyber Agency on Saturday.

He said that the report will be presented to Prime Minister soon after which he himself will announced FATA reforms.

The Governor said that the government will not impose any decision on tribesmen rather reforms will be introduced in light of consultations with them, which will bear positive and pleasant impacts on their lives.

The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that tribesmen have passed through difficult and hard period, adding that first the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif adopted the path of negotiations in FATA. But, on failure, he took the timely decision of operation Zarb e Azb and protected the whole country and FATA and now tribesmen are living peaceful life.

He said that Pakistan is constructing Torkham Border Gate, which will make possible the checking of the entry and exit of people in better manner and their travel documents could be scrutinized. However, he said that the purpose of the Torkham Gate is not meant to stop Afghans.

The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that Afghan and Pakistan governments are negotiating to repatriate Afghan refugees in such honourable manner where the government of Afghanistan could provide them all possible facilities.

He said that by the end of the current year all FATA IDPs will be repatriated to their houses in honourable manner and wherever destruction had occurred rehabilitation work is also in full swing there.

On this occasion, the Governor, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also announced an amount of Rs.05 million for Major Jawad Ali Chengzi, who martyred during Torkham tension and also prayed for his eternal peace.

The Governor also distributed relief cheques for the heirs of 72 other persons that were martyred and injured in Torkham and other areas of Khyber Agency.