Girls at stream in Bara Khyber Agency to fetch drinking water.

PESHAWAR: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday approved Rs5.6 billion for various development schemes in tribal districts.

The funds was approved during a meeting of Provincial Development Working Party for uplift projects to bring tribal areas at par with developed areas of the country.

Development schemes are related to education, health, irrigation and rural development and these will be completed with the financial assistance of different donor agencies.

The funds would be spend on construction of irrigation system, installation of solar powered tube-wells, feasibility report of judicial complex and its design.

KP government spokesperson Ajmal Wazir said that governance structure would soon be finalized in tribal areas and informed that Chief Minister Mehmood Khan would visit the areas soon.

Talking to elections, he said that Election Commission of Pakistan would soon finalise delimitation in tribal areas after which elections for KP Assembly would be held. Wazir promised that Rs100 billion under NFC award would be spend on development of infrastructure, health and education in tribal areas.

The government is focusing on development of tribal areas after its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The KP government has also started extending several laws and soon police system would be extended.

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