Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman Wednesday said the purpose erstwhile FATA merger in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was to make the tribal districts and people developed and prosperous.
He expressed these views during a meeting with participants of 48th Pakistan Navy Staff Course led by Rear Admiral Naveed Ahmad Rizvi, who called on him during their inland study tour here at Governor House.
During the conversation, the Governor briefed the participants about merger process of erstwhile FATA in KP and overall security and law and order situation in tribal districts in detail.
Students of the course, especially international students of Naval force took keen interest in the session and asked some questions from the Governor regarding administrative and other issues. On this occasion, the Governor said tribal districts have great importance due to geographical position. The merger of erstwhile FATA has 95 percent completed, he said, adding, the people of KP province and tribal districts faced worst situation in past due to militancy but now peace has restored in the region due to untiring efforts of the security forces and government policies.
To a question regarding fencing of Pak-Afghan border, the Governor said that the fencing is aimed to give specific routs to travelers on both sides to control unidentified traveling.