Pakistan PM Imran Khan announces 10-year mega plan for former FATA

Pakistan PM Imran Khan announces 10-year mega plan for former FATA

Islamabad - A 10-year plan worth billions.



By Web Report

Published: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 12:26 PM

Last updated: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 3:10 PM

Pakistan PM Imran Khan has announced another ambitious development plan worth billions for former FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas).
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Taking to Twitter on Monday to announce the plan, Imran said that as per their commitment, a three-week consultative process on a 10-year development plan for the tribal area is being initiated.
He added that people in the tribal area will see unprecedented development over the course of 10 years as Rs100 billion is spent annually on tribal districts.
Earlier, in 2018, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly approved the KP-FATA merger bill with a two-thirds majority.

The landmark bill paved the way to bring tribal borderlands, comprising seven agencies and six Frontier regions into the mainstream.
Tribal people will get representation in the KP Assembly.
The Pakistani PM won the general elections in 2018, under the mandate of eradicating corruption in the country and development of human capital.
Since then he has announced many ambitious projects including a five million homes project that aims to generate six million jobs in five years.
He recently tweeted his futuristic vision for Pakistan's 'vertical cities' - and a law to allow the building of tall and safe building of international standards.
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