PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has appointed MPA Ghazan Jamal from Orakzai tribal district as chief minister’s focal person on the newly-merged districts’ annual development programme and accelerated implementation programme (AIP).

A notification issued from the chief minister’s secretariat here on Tuesday said that Ghazan Jamal would monitor and track development expenditures in the merged districts under the multibillion rupees ADP and AIP initiatives.

The focal person would work in conjunction with provincial finance minister and planning and development department. The notification said Mr Jamal would brief the chief minister on progress every month or whenever required.

Mr Jamal had contested the provincial assembly election as independent candidate. He joined Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf after winning the polls.

The provincial government has already appointed Ajmal Khan Wazir as adviser to the chief minister on the merged districts.

Currently, the provincial cabinet has 13 members, including chief minister, three advisers and two special assistants.

Published in Dawn, November 13th, 2019