PM urges provinces to divert 3 percent NFC share to uplift tribal districts
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the nation to support development of war-torn tribal districts that now stand merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“The entire country should contribute to the progress of tribal region in order to address the sense of deprivations,” said PM Khan while speaking on the floor of National Assembly.
PM Khan suggested that all provinces sacrifice their three percent share under the NFC to aid Khyber Pakhtunkhwa develop newly merged districts at par with the rest of Pakistan.
He also appreciated the support extended by all political parties in passage of the 26th Constitutional Amendment.
“Our development should be inclusive,” he stressed.
“PTI Government will take all necessary steps to resolve the issues of tribal districts, the promises made with tribal people will be fulfilled, they will get their full compensation for the losses they have suffered.”
“The number of Provincial Assembly seats increased from 16 to 24; this will enable more representatives from tribal districts to raise voice for their respective districts, the tribal districts will have a greater say in how they should be governed.”
Speaking on this occasion, Khan’s .”predecessor Shahid Khaqan Abbasi called for the federal and provincial governments to show commitment to bring tribal districts at par with other parts of Pakistan.
MQM leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui called the bill a historic occasion for the people of tribal districts.