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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said federal government is giving priority to completion of schemes related to improve education, healthcare facilities and water supply projects in all agencies of tribal areas.

Talking to a delegation of tribal elders from Kurram Agency in Peshawar, the governor said that reforms will be introduced in (FATA) after approval from the National Parliament to upgrade the life in war hit zone.

The Federal Government official said on Wednesday that a function was held to distribute cheques among affectees of Zarb-e-Azb operation. The money was given to people whose houses were damaged.

Compensation package was given to people whose houses were wholly destroyed and partially damaged during war against terrorists and non-state actors in the region of North Waziristan (FATA). The official informed that a cheque of Rs 400,000 was given to wholly destroyed houses while Rs 62,100 for the repair of partially damaged houses.

Governor assured local people that local government elections will be held in FATA next year. After which powers would be transferred to members of local government, a new phase of development will be witnessed in FATA which will bring people towards healthier activities.

The People are building homes in North Waziristan and federal government will cooperate with them to resettle in their houses, he said, adding that Army operation is almost complete and the war affected region of North Waziristan (FATA) is safe for the people.

The total number of people benefited are 553 while a sum of Rs 520 million was distributed among the people, the Governor said and added Federal government would bring reforms to transform the lives of people live in tribal areas .he have lauded steps to protect the culture and tribal heritage. Federal government would take keen interests to develop the underdeveloped areas of FATA.

2,000 govt schools in Mardan upgraded, renovated in three years: The District Advisory Development Committee (DADC) Chairman and MPA Iftikhar Mashvani has claimed that 2000 government schools at district Mardan being upgraded and renovated in the last three years.

He was addressing the participants of the newly joining members of other political parties at Tehsil Takhtbhai area of Jehangir Abad on Wednesday. Hundred workers of Awami National Party (ANP) formally joined Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf on the occasion.

Iftikhar Ali Mashvani said that the previous government spent their proposed budget over the construction of the Hujras (community centers) for their near and dears instead of focusing on education like the current government.

“The record of the National Accountability Bureau postulated that former chief minister of KP Amir Haider Khan Hoti had allegedly made embezzlement in the developmental schemes,” he maintained.

He said that ground realities of the developmental projects of the ANP shed lights that out of Rs 75 billion only 30 per cent were utilized adequately and remaining were embezzled.

Iftikhar Mashvani, claimed that unprecedented amount was allocated for education sector across the province to educate the youth to fight against the menace of corruption and corrupt politicians of the state.

He said youth and education have taken centre stage at the policies of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), adding that successive governments of the KP have left behind mega loopholes in the education sector for the PTI.