PESHAWAR: The provincial government on Wednesday directed all departments to refrain from using words Fata and Pata in official correspondent.

A letter issued here by Chief Minister office directed chief secretary and all administrative secretaries, commissioners and deputy commissioners that Fata and Pata were merged with KP after 31st Constitutional Amendment.

The chief minister directed the departments not to use Fata and Pata in their official correspondence instead use newly merged areas or districts.

The government has merged seven tribal and five provincially administered tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently.