Minister: (Rs100 bln to be released for areas recently merged with KP: Minister)

ISLAMABAD:Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Ali Zafar has said that Rs 100 billion will be spent on the development of those areas which were recently merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Presiding over a meeting in Peshawar, he said ten billion rupees will be released for this purpose every year. The meeting was informed that a special package will be implemented to develop infrastructure and social sector in tribal districts.

The Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dost Mohammad Khan briefed participants of the meeting about the steps so far taken for welfare of tribal people.

He assured that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and donor agencies will also provide resources for development of tribal districts.

He said efforts will be made to provide maximum relief to tribal people who have suffered a lot due to terrorism.