Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that Pakistan Peoples Party's leadership has always accorded primacy to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in its policies and programmes.

He expressed these views while talking to Minister for Communication Arbab Aalamgir and Minister for SAFRON Abbas Khan Afridi‚ who together called on Prime Minister in Islamabad today.

The Prime Minister said the extension of Political Parties Act to FATA is a practical manifestation of PPP leadership's resolve to help it become the part of national mainstream.

During the meeting‚ the Prime Minister applauded the sacrifices‚ courage and patriotism of the people of tribal areas in difficult times.

He directed the Minister for Communication to initiate projects of infrastructure development for the economic uplift of FATA and also ensure the timely completion of those which are already in the pipeline.

Dr. Arbab apprised the Prime Minister about implementation status of the on-going projects undertaken by National Highway Authority (NHA) in FATA.

The Prime Minister directed both the Federal Ministers to sensitize the public with the achievements of the democratic government and motivate the party workers as the general elections are on the horizon.

He reiterated the resolve of his government that the elections will be held on time in a fair‚ free and transparent manner.