PESHAWAR: Caretaker Chief Minister retired Justice Dost Mohammad Khan has said that the provincial government in collaboration with the centre would start work on the implementation of reforms in Fata, which has been merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He was presiding over a meeting on the process and implementation Fata reforms here on Friday, according to a handout.

He said the provincial government had already formed a task force for the implementation of reforms process in the tribal region.

Dost Mohammad said the overall recovery plan in Fata would include infrastructure development, rehabilitation, reconstruction and systematic extension of public sector institutions to the region.

He said he would head the task force and would interact with the federal government in order to put the implementation phase of the recovery plan on a fast track.

Other members of the task force will include KP chief secretary, IGP and relevant administrative secretaries.

The task force, the chief minister said would address anomalies in order to properly take care of the expected vacuum and subsequent repercussions.

He said the federal government had already promised a trillion rupee package for over a period of 10 years for the region. Each year the transfers will stand at Rs10 billion, he added.

The caretaker CM said there should be a multilayered approach to be executed by the administration with backing of armed forces. The donors’ help will be of greater importance, he added.

Justice Dost said there should be disciplined and well-organised working relationship among the institutions.

Published in Dawn, June 30th, 2018

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