PESHAWAR: The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman has constituted an Advisory Board for tribal districts comprising the seasoned tribal elders having in-depth knowledge of governance in erstwhile FATA.

The four members Advisory Board will be chaired by Umer Khan Afridi while Rustam Shah Mohmand, Mir Laiq Shah and Sangi Marjan will work as its members. A statement issued by the governor house said that the board will present recommendations on issues arising out of the merger within the framework of government decisions for economic, political stability and address concerns of tribal people based on tribal traditions, norms and culture.

“Board will create a law enforcement force exclusively for tribal districts by organizing short and long term training,” said the statement issued from the governor house.”The board will be instituting such mechanism that is compatible with the norms, culture and traditions of the area.” The training will be arranged for Khasadar and Levies forces after their induction into the regular police force of the province.

The Advisory Board will also ensure that the new system does not result in long delays of court cases. As per ToRs, the Board would take steps to hold local body’s elections as soon as possible and ensure that these institutions contribute to the formulation and execution of the development scheme.

Governor Chairs meeting to discuss the extension of laws to tribal districts

Governor Shah Farman chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the administrative affairs and extension of laws to merged districts. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister KP Mehmood Khan, Corp Commander Peshawar Lt. Gen Shaheen Mazher, Provincial Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai, IGP Salahuddin Mehsud and other high officials.

“The meeting discussed in detail how to bring improvement in administrative affairs in the tribal districts besides extension of laws to the areas,” said a statement issued from the governor house. “During the meeting, the law and order situation and the ongoing development projects and reforms process were also discussed.”

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