PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has reconstituted police stations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to extend its jurisdiction to the merged tribal districts.

According to a notification of the FIA issued from its headquarters in Islamabad on Friday, the jurisdiction of various police stations has been extended to parts of merged tribal districts. With this notification, the FIA will now carry out actions in erstwhile Fata.

After the development, the jurisdiction of FIA police station in Dera Ismail Khan has been extended to the South Waziristan tribal district and former frontier regions of Tank and DI Khan. The jurisdiction of three police stations of FIA in Peshawar has been extended to Kurram, Orakzai, Khyber, Mohmand and Bajaur tribal districts as well as the adjacent frontier regions.

According to the notification, the circle of FIA police station in Bannu has been extended to North Waziristan tribal district and the former FRs of Bannu and Lakki Marwat.

Shifting of offices to Jamrud

The development came  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan directed the authorities concerned to shift office of district administration of Khyber tribal district from Peshawar to Jamrud within next three weeks.

Chairing a meeting of provincial task force on merged districts in Peshawar on Thursday, Mahmood Khan directed to start land acquisition for establishment of sports complex on the proposed site in Khyber district. Upon the demand of people, the chief minister directed to provide dedicated tehsildar for Citizen Losses Compensation Package survey in the district.

According to an official handout, the meeting was told that developmental projects worth Rs75 billion have been included in the Annual Development Program (ADP) and Accelerated Implementation Program (AIP) for Khyber district. It was revealed that developmental projects worth Rs34 billion have been reflected in the ADP, schemes worth Rs36 billion have been reflected in AIP in addition to the projects of reconstruction and rehabilitation worth Rs4.6 billion in Khyber. The proposed project of Khyber Economic Corridor would be implemented within estimated cost of Rs76 billion.

Mahmood Khan supported the proposal of launching Safari Bus Service to promote tourism activities in Khyber, and directed the relevant quarters to take steps in this regard.