FATA edu promotion top priority: Jhagra


Peshawar—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said promotion of education in Federal Administered Tribal Area (FATA) was the top most priority of the government as bright future for the country could only be ensured by providing modern education facilities to youth.
He expressed these views while presiding over a high-level meeting, regarding updates on ongoing construction of educational institution in FATA here at governor house Thursday.
A detailed briefing was also given to the governor from the officials of FATA secretariat. Besides, Additional Chief Secretary FATA, Fida Wazir, Principal Secretary to Governor, Secretary Social Sector Department FATA, Secretary P&D FATA and other relevant officials also attended the meeting.
He said education was an effective weapon for overcoming problems and poverty, adding no negligence and laxity would be tolerated in the programs of promotion of education.
He directed that the concerned officials should work hard for furthering the projects speedily. The governor said our youth was the asset of our Nation and urged the officials concerned to devote their efforts and resources to the noble cause of imparting quality education to the young generation in line with modern trends in FATA.
He, therefore, urged the higher officials to devote their efforts and resources to the noble cause of imparting quality education to young generation of FATA in line with modern trends.
He said this region was blessed with a vast treasure of talented youth who need to be properly trained and guided. He directed that ghost schools and teachers should be located and strict action would be taken against them.
Meanwhile, it is reported that during the month of September 2016, the Directorate of Health Services, FATA conducted free medical camps during the month of September in various places of Khyber Agency.
The residents of the far-flung areas of the tribal agency visited the medical camps were provided health facilities and treatment without any charges. These camps were conducted in eleven backward areas of Tehsil Bara and Tirah in which 5582 patients were examined and benefitted. The medical camps had provided services include gynae/obs, opthalmological, diagnostic hepatitis B-C Screening etc.—APP