Islamabad, December 11, 2012 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that Pakistan People’s Party is a Federal party which has representation from all over the country including tribal areas. The role of a National political party is of paramount importance in furthering democracy and bringing progress and prosperity in the country, especially in the underdeveloped and less privileged areas, he added.
The Prime Minister expressed these views in a meeting with a group of Parliamentarians belonging to FATA at his Parliament House Chamber today.
Referring to the role played by PPP in introduction of reforms in FATA, the Prime Minister remarked that the Political Parties Act will mainstream the tribal people in the country’s policies and give them the democratic right to express their will by electing their representatives. Amendment in FCR has entitled the people’s right of appeal to the High Court which was earlier denied to them, he added.
The Prime Minister said that government visualises a prosperous future for the people of FATA by providing them basic needs at their door steps.
The Prime Minister informed the delegation members that he has already given directions to the NHA and WAPDA to prioritize their projects in FATA region so that the standard of living of the people can be raised.
The delegation thanked the Prime Minister for the government’s special focus on tribal areas and informed him that people of tribal areas are appreciative of the efforts being made by the government to improve their standard of living.
The delegation apprised the Prime Minister of the development projects and on-going schemes in their constituencies. The Prime Minister assured the delegation that the government will extend all possible assistance for the early completion of development projects in the tribal areas.
The meeting was also attended MNAs Mr. Hameedullah Jan Afridi, Malik Bilal Rehman, Mr. Muhammad Kamran Khan, Mr. Zafar Beg Botanni, Senators Haji Khan and Mr. Hilal ur Rehman.
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