PESHAWAR - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has approved additional amount of 1 million Pound Sterling (£) to support the budget for Strategic Support Unit programme in Fata.

According to the approved summary, the additional budget for UNDP Strategic Support Unit (SSU) programme has been revised from 1.5m £ to 2.5m £ for the fiscal year 2015-16.

This unit (SSU) will assist the administration of Fata Secretariat to accelerate the efficiency and the effectiveness of the departments and will support them in their capacity building with special focus on education, health, economic development and its revival for the betterment of tribal people. It will also ensure the effective implementation of reconstruction and rehabilitation strategy for TDPs in Fata.

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, in a meeting with the UNDP officials, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mahtab Ahmed Khan had stressed the need of additional allocation of funds to ensure the effective implementation of reconstruction and rehabilitation strategy for TDPs in Fata and to accelerate the efficiency and effectiveness of the departments in Fata Secretariat.