Islamabad: Senators, Abbas Khan Afridi, Eng Rahid Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Idrees Khan Safi and Haji Khan Afridi called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani at PM’s House here today and apprised the Prime Minister about the ongoing development projects in their respective areas.
They said that the present government has allocated record funds of Rs.15 billion for the development schemes in FATA. They further said that in the previous regime’s era FATA was allocated not more then 4 billion for various development activities The Senators suggested that the name of Munda Dam may be changed into Mohmand Agency Dam because the site of the proposed dam was situated in the Mohmand Agency and also Munda Dam mean nothing in the context of its location and tradition.
The Prime Minister said that during his visit to Qatar he took up the matter with the Amir of Qatar to absorb1000 youth from each Agency in Qatar which would be a very effective deterrence against extremism and terrorism. The Amir of Qatar graciously agreed to the proposal of the Prime Minister to provide employment to the skilled labour and professionals in Qatar in various development projects.
The Prime Minister further said that he personally monitor the development schemes in each constituency of the country and therefore it was his utmost endeavour to bring less development parts at par with the developed regions keeping in view the imperatives of social justice.
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