ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet decided to abolish Fata Secretariat and all administrative matters of the area will be overseen by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Secretariat.

The decision was taken at a meeting held here with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that plant is being chalked out for administrative network in tribal areas.

He said that the prime minister was also briefed about progress on Fata Reforms implementation. He said that tribal areas will get its three percent share in National Finance Commission Award.

The cabinet also lifted ban on the issuance of license of prohibited and non-prohibited bore weapons during meeting held here Thursday.

The cabinet decided to form a comprehensive policy for issuance of license for weapons of prohibited bore while directing the concerned authority to issue prohibited and non-prohibited bore.

During a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the cabinet also approved a proposal for the regulation of licences for prohibited (automatic) weapons.

The arms holders will also have the option of submitting their automatic weapons to the government at prescribed rates, according to a press release. The cabinet also reviewed progress on 100 days plan wherein heads of various task forces formed to implement the plan briefed the prime minister.