PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah has said that the youth are our future and we all have to make collective efforts not only to educate and train them but also work actively for proper and efficient utilization of the national resources, which we have at our disposal both in our individual and collective capacities.

In FATA, he added, we are confronted with difficulties of multiple natures, which also demand our joint efforts to overcome them.

He was addressing big jirgas of tribal elders hailing from different FATA agencies, which called on him at the Governor’s House, Peshawar on Saturday. 

The elders of Masozai, Alisherzai, Khoidadkhel and Mondan Manatwal tribes from Kurram Agency were led by MNA Haji Munir Khan Orakzai while a jirga from Bajaur Agency was led by ex-Senator, Haji Abdul Rehman Khan.  Besides a delegation of Ulema from Kurram Agency as well as some of the elders of Khyber, Momand, and South Waziristan Agencies also called on the Governor. 

The Governor also declared to take immediate measures for establishment of a quality hospital in Central Kurram and a passport office at Sadda of Kurram Agency.

Similarly, he added, construction of a bridge over Swat River at Tarnao Vally to provide additional road link to the people of Momand and Bajaur Agencies via district Charsadda has approved which on implementation will also reduce distance between the provincial capital and the respective areas. 

Talking to the delegation of elders from Northern and Southern parts of Kurram Agency, the Governor assured to ensure dislocated people and though majority of them has already returned in an honourable way to their home towns, yet some of them are also living in different areas.

He also realized the elders that their active support and cooperation both ensuring maintenance of law and order and efficient implementation on developmental activities is also equally important.

Referring to various demands, the Governor asked the concerned authorities to provide him complete details about the dispensation of compensation amount to affected people; complaints regarding delay in implementation on developmental activities in certain areas and successes achieved through implementation of the Murree Accord with regard to repatriation of affected people of Kurram Agency in particular up-till now.

He also appreciated the spirit of the tribal elders towards strengthening of efforts for maintenance of peace and normalcy in the area and said that he is also making hectic efforts to ensure efficient implementation on developmental projects and proper utilization of resources.  In fact, the Governor said, the people of FATA are highly democratic, tolerant and accommodative and it is also his utmost efforts to help them in leading normal life.