Minister thanks people over peaceful polls in merged districts Elections to bring tribals in national mainstream: Mahmood


Staff Reporter


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Mahmood Khan Saturday said elections in merged districts would help resolving core issues of tribesmen and provide them chance of development and improvement. KP Chief Minister said general election is the last phase of erstwhile FATA merger that would complete today. He said general election would not only change lifestyle of tribal people but would also enable them to raise their voice on a proper platform. He added that future would be full of opportunities for the tribal people to develop themselves and become a part of ongoing development process.
He hoped that newly elected members from merged districts would work for the welfare and benefit of their electorates. He said government has formulated various schemes and uplift projects for merged areas that would be completed very soon. Expressing satisfaction over the electoral process, he said polling was underway in a smooth, impartial and transparent way.
Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister, Shoukat Yousafzai Saturday said general elections would change the destiny of tribal people and provide them endless opportunities of prosperity and development. He said first ever general election is an historic even that would pave the way for development of tribal areas and bring them into national mainstream. He said holding of general elections in merged districts is a milestone achievement aiming freedom and emancipation of tribal people. Praising efforts of Pak Army for assisting peaceful holding elections, he said KP Chief Minister, Mahmood Khan was also in control room and monitoring election.