PESHAWAR, 29 October: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said on Saturday that FATA will be merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa come what may.

In a meeting with All FATA Students Organisation in Peshawar, the governor said legislation will be made through the Parliament to bring the tribal areas into the national mainstream. He said work on rehabilitation and development of the temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) is also continuing after their return to FATA. He said the government is also giving special importance to promotion of education in FATA.

Mr Jhagra said FATA University has been made functional and 400 acres land has also been acquired for its building. He said work on establishment of cadet colleges in every tribal agency has also been started. He said the construction of cadet college building in Razmak, South Waziristan, has also been included in the plan.