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Justice (Retd) Dost Muhammad Khan. – A file photo

PESHAWAR: Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Justice Retd. Dost Muhammad on Wednesday  said that merger of tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will sketch out the overall national development.

FATA reforms have started giving relief and this should be the foremost priority of a government to provide maximum relief to its people, he said.

The caretaker government has no personal agenda but it has an agenda to be impartial in the conduct of general elections 2018 in a free, fair and transparent manner therefore the protection of public interest and welfare were our priorities.

He was talking to Amir of J.I. Senator Sirajul Haq at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. They focused on the matters of national interest during their meeting.

The Caretaker Chief Minister reaffirmed his commitment for the transparent holding of elections which he added was his basic mandate. The transparency of the whole process would be visible so that nobody could pose an accusing finger of any injustice to him or her in the elections, he added.

Regarding the caretaker cabinet, Dost Muhammad said that he was in search of honest, dedicated and apolitical personalities to be inducted into the caretaker cabinet.

Regarding the FATA reforms, he added that the reforms introduced for FATA needed to be put on ground without wastage of time that would give relief to the tribals and that is also their right because they underwent constant hardships and they should not be tested any further through any hardship, he added.

Caretaker Chief Minister agreed to the proposal of tribal elders and assured to collectively bring out the whole FATA belt out of the quagmire of hardships, problems and put it on the route to progress.

Senator and Amir of J.I. Sirajul Haq appreciated the service oriented contribution of Justice Retd Dost Muhammad and added that as a Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court, Mr. Justice Dost Muhammad set a glaring example of dedicated services.

He also appreciated the criteria for the selection of caretakers by Dost Muhammad to be inducted in the provincial cabinet and assured to help out the caretakers in the implementation phase of the FATA reforms and other public welfare activities.