ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday said that the PPP-led government was keen to compensate the past negligence of socio-economic development of the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas by focusing on provision of new vistas of opportunities, both economic as well as political, in order to bring the people of these area into the mainstream of national life, on one hand, and to wean away the frustrated and unemployed youth from militancy and extremism, on the other. The President said this while addressing a meeting of PPP MPAs from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Among others, the meeting was attended by, Syed Naveed Qamar, Federal Minister for Privatization and Water and Power, Chairman BISP Farzana Raja, Senator Sardar Ali Khan, Syed Zahir Ali Shah, Provincial President PPP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Speaker KPK Assembly Karamatullah Khan Chagharmati, KPK Senior Minister Rahim Dad Khan and PPP MPAs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to a press release issued by Presidency, the meeting discussed in depth the progress made by the government, the current political situation in the country, revival of economy and the fight against militancy. Issues relating to coalition partners and alliance adjustment also came under discussion. The President eulogized the huge sacrifices rendered by the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and FATA in the ongoing fight against militancy and extremism and said that the fight would continue till the complete eradication of this menace as we have to give peaceful and prosperous Pakistan to our future generation where they have no fear of militants and extremists. He said that the Government was committed to win the battle of hearts and minds in this area through providing better opportunities of education, jobs and other facilities. The President said that despite challenges and hurdles in its way the PPP led-government while pursuing the policy of reconciliation and taking all stakeholders on board had waded through difficulties successfully and achieved significant achievements on political and economic fronts.