OPF BoD for setting up primary schools in FATA, SWA


Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Hussain Pirzada Monday said the Board of Director of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (BoD OPF) had resolved to set up primary schools, one each in the agency headquarters in Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA) including South Waziristan Agency (SWA).
Responding to a question during Question Hour in the National assembly, he said FATA secretariat Peshawar would provide buildings in the agencies headquarters to set up the OPF schools. To another question, he said Pakistan cricket team had 6th and 8th in test and one-day international ranking respectively and in T20, it was on 6th position, he added.
He said Pakistan Sports Board had intimated the manager competitions, Pakistan Football Federation (PTF) that the present performance of National Football Team was unsatisfactory due to non-availability of development/ promotion funds from Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Asian Football Confederation (AFC)/ government of Pakistan and litigation in the courts.
To a question, Riaz Pirzada said Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen was a body dealing with local and all international qualifications including O and A levels equivalence certificates.
Meanwhile, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said government was determined to give due rights to the people of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) by bringing them into main stream. The Governor termed merger of FATA into KP province a historic decision taken by the federal government.
Talking to a private news channel, he said it has also been decided to make FATA people part of KP legislative assembly which would enhance their participation in national affairs. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said, in the past, FATA was ignored and its people were deprived of basic facilities but the present government was fulfilling its commitment by taking exemplary measures for their betterment.
He said border management with Afghanistan was need of the hour to streamline movement on the border between both the countries. The Governor said that after the implementation on border management, illegal movement on the border would be stopped.
Border management was aimed to control entrance of such people who come across the border and carry out terrorism activities in Pakistan, he said. To a question, he said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government in KP had not delivered to the masses rather its leadership had been doing politics of sit-ins. He said on the other side, performance of Punjab government had been appreciated internationally.—APP

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