President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the government to utilize every possible means to extract minerals from tribal areas to improve living standard of tribesmen.

He was talking to a delegation from tribal areas led by former parliamentary secretary Muhammad Nazir Khan in Islamabad Tuesday.

The president hoped that pace of development will get impetus with the construction of Kurram Tangi dam and people should fully cooperate with the government in this regard.

Mamnoon emphasised that a thorough strategy is required to benefit from the mineral resources of tribal areas. In this regard, public representatives should play an active role so that the quality of life could be improved through the revenues generated from natural resources.

The president underscored that his office will make all possible efforts to resolve the issues of these areas.