Erstwhile FATA uplift vital for prosperity: Asad
ISLAMABAD – Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Tuesday said that development and progress in erstwhile FATA is vital for prosperity and welfare of people.
He made these remarks while presiding over the first meeting of the Special Committee on Development of erstwhile FATA in the Parliament House. The committee constituted a 4-member subcommittee to deliberate upon TORs of the special committee. The subcommittee members include Dr. Haider Ali Khan, Fakhar Zaman Khan, Sajid Hussain Turi, Mohsin Dawar.
The NA Speaker said that building of communication network, healthcare facilities, educational institutions and employment opportunities would bring erstwhile FATA people at par with rest of the country. He said that it is vital to build consensus among public representatives to resolve the issues emerged due to merger of FATA. He also remarked that public representatives from erstwhile FATA are important stakeholders to bring consensus on policies to resolve socio-economic issues faced by common people.
Asad Qaiser said that it is our moral and social responsibility to provide technical, legal and official support to resolve all issues faced by people of the region. He resolved that special committee would focus on bringing development at the doorstep of people of this region.
The meetings was attended by MNAs Junaid Akbar, Dr. Haider Ali Khan, Gul Dad Khan, Gul Zafar Khan, Sajid Khan, Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Fakhar Zaman Khan, Jawad Hussain, Khalid Hussain Magsi, Sajid Hussain Turi, Dr. Nafisa, Abdul Shakoor, Mohsin Dawar and Senator Ayub Afridi.