PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Mehtab Abbasi on Wednesday addressed the first ever tribal jirga after taking over the present responsibilities wherein tribal elders welcomed him and also highlighted their point of views with open heart on the situation in the Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Before his address, the governor met with parliamentarians from all seven tribal agencies and the six frontier regions of FATA at the Governor’s House. Addressing the jirga, he said that the government was taking all steps for improvement and endowment fund of one billion rupees would be established to help needy students of FATA and deserving patients.
“FATA bears status of a strong wall from security point of views and we have to apply wisdom oriented approach to achieve the goal of establishing peace and normalcy in the region,” the governor said. Appreciating the spirit of the elders, he said while ensuring well-being of the tribal people and enabling them to play significant role in the nation-building, it will always his top most priority and he would spare no effort in taking them along in his future endeavours.
In fact, FATA has suffered neglects because of many factors since independence and the time has come to think realistically; work sincerely and make a merit-based development in every field of life possible for getting the people out of the prevailing difficult circumstances. “I want to bring a change in their life,” he said, and announced that he would visit the tribal areas soon to help people there.