Youth is major party of FATA population: KP Governor

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PESHAWAR, Mar 20 (APP):Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Tuesday said that the youth are our precious asset and like elsewhere in this country, they comprised the major part of the population of FATA.
With this fact in mind, he added, the government apart from promoting academic and co-curricular activities also taking concrete steps to promoting awareness amongst them, with the basic aim to enable them to play better role in development and progress of the nation.
He was presiding over a meeting regarding FATA Youth Development Programm here at Governor’s House, Peshawar on Tuesday.
Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) FATA Sikandar Qayyum, Principal Secretary to Governor Munir Azam, Vice Chancellor FATA University, officials of FATA Secretariat and Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs were present on the occasion.
A detailed briefing was also given to the Governor regarding FATA Youth Programme.
The Governor while referring to the ongoing measures to ensure overall development and progress of FATA said that due priority is being given to development and promotion of sports.
He further observed that whether it is ensuring development and prosperity of the country or making purpose built proper education and training of youth possible, we have to make our efforts result orienting through promotion of sports.
Later, presiding over a meeting of FATA Annual Development Programm-2017-18 at Governor’s House, Peshawar, the Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra directed officials of the FATA Secretariat to ensure the transparency and quality in ongoing development schemes and construction works.
He stressed that no compromise would be tolerated in this regard. Secretary Planning and Development FATA Secretariat Muhammad Zubair briefed the participants of the meeting about salient features of the FATA ADP 2017-18.
Additional Chief Secretary FATA Sikandar Qayyum, Principal Secretary to Governor Munir Azam, all political agents and other concerned officials also attended the meeting. .`