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Over 30,000 South Waziristan youth to get jobs: governor

Updated December 10, 2018


KP Governor Shah Farman also announces health cards for 500,000 families of South Waziristan.
KP Governor Shah Farman also announces health cards for 500,000 families of South Waziristan.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman has said that government will explore all possible options for the development of tribal districts.

Speaking at a scholarship awarding function here on Sunday, he said that more than 30,000 youth of South Waziristan tribal district would get jobs during the next few months.

He said that government was keen in resolving matters relating to merger of Fata with the province. He claimed that 95 per cent issues were resolved.

The ceremony was organised at Dr Abdul Qadeer Auditorium at Gomal University by Wana Welfare Association (WWA).

It was attended by IG FC South Maj Gen Abid Latif, DIG Dar Ali Khattak, Commissioner Javed Khan Marwat, DIG Saeed Khan Wazeer, provincial government spokesman Ajmal Wazeer, elders of South Waziristan and a large number of students.

The governor said that several mega projects were underway in South Waziristan that would improve living standard of the local people. He called upon the elders of the region to extend support to the government and identify major public issues so that the same could be resolved.

Mr Farman said that 500,000 families of South Waziristan would get health cards while youth of the area would be recruited in FC, Levies and other departments.

The governor also distributed scholarships among the talented students belonging to South Waziristan tribal district.

Published in Dawn, December 10th, 2018