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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan will conduct an important a visit to Khyber tribal district tomorrow (Monday).

During the daylong visit, the chief minister will perform the ground-breaking of Jamrud Bypass Road. Sources said the road will be constructed with the cooperation of US Agency for International Development (USAID) with a cost of Rs966 million. The chief minister will also open the enrolment campaign for schools in Khyber tribal district for 2019.

Sources said the enrolment campaign will be launched to ensure maximum enrolment of children of the merged tribal districts in schools. The sources added that Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, Adviser to CM on Elementary and Secondary Education Ziaullah Bangash and Adviser to CM on tribal affairs Ajmal Wazir will also accompany the chief minister during the visit. The visiting dignitaries are also expected to meet the tribal elders during the visit.

The visit of the chief minister to Khyber tribal district will come three days after the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the area. Imran Khan visited Jamrud on Friday and addressed a massive public gathering there. During his address the prime minister announced construction of Jabba Dam and other development schemes for the area. The premier also announced water supply schemes for Khyber district and 12 bypass roads. He said in his address that Torkham border will be kept open for 24 hours to facilitate the local traders. The premier said he will provide everything in his control to the tribal people. He also unveiled the next 10-year development plan in the tribal districts during the visit.

After the merger of tribal districts with KP, the federal and provincial ministers and leaders are regularly visiting the tribal districts to ensure speedy and smooth implementation of the merger plan. The prime minister and KP chief minister had also earlier visited North Waziristan tribal district where they made several announcements and met tribal elders.

The government has already launched distribution of Sehat Insaf Cards in the tribal districts and assured that 3 percent share will be given to the merged districts in the National Finance Commission Award.