PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan presided over the cabinet meeting and directed the early completion of 246 development schemes in the tribal districts of the province on Tuesday.

The Cabinet meeting was attended by provincial ministers, Advisors to Chief Minister, Special Assistants, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary and Administrative Secretaries.

The meeting took for debate a 14 point agenda topped by the developmental and rehabilitation activities in the newly merged districts of the erstwhile FATA and made a number of decisions.  The CM directed to speed up work on solarization of projects all tribal districts, the construction of integrated municipal complexes in tribal districts.

In the newly merged areas, it was decided during the meeting, there would be two approaches simultaneously working for the reconstruction and public welfare under the definite aim to remove the sense of deprivation of the tribal people adding that we have introduced a collective developmental strategy focusing more on all sectors in tribal districts.

He particularly referred to the Rs 1.1 billion initial self-employment scheme for the tribal youth in tribal districts to enable them to start their own business and be able to look after their families. The Chief Minister further assured to provide resources for the Prime Minister announced University and his own announcements for different development schemes in the tribal areas adding that the standardization of schools in newly merged districts would be initiated with the cost of Rs 1.5 billion. More than two dozen sports grounds will provide sporting and recreational facilities to the youth.

He also directed for the accelerated work for the solarization projects for the tribal areas and adding that the integrated municipal complexes would be built in the newly merged districts for the provision of efficient delivery under one roof. He also asked for the identification and allocation of land for the cottage industries in the tribal districts.

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