NA body seeks FATA students reserved seats details
The National Assembly Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) on Monday directed the Ministry to furnish details of seats reserved for FATA students in various disciplines in educational institutions of the country. The Committee met here with Muhammad Jamal-ud- Din in the chair.The Committee discussed the issue of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) of FATA.
The committee expressed dissatisfaction over the performance and steps taken for the safe return and rehabilitation of IDPs.
The Minister for SAFRON directed the Director General of FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) to arrange immediately meeting of the concerned quarters at Ministry to address the IDPs problems on war footing basis.
The committee directed concerned quarters to streamline the service structure of Levies Force. The meeting was attended by Muhammad Nazir Khan, Begum Tahir Bukhari, Iffat, Bilal Rehman, Bismillah Khan, Nasir Khan, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, and Mian Shahid Hussain Khan Bhatti,
Federal Minister for SAFRON and officials of the Ministry, FATA secretariat and Commissionerate Afghan Refugees also present in the meeting. Meanwhile, it is also reported that the government has so far released Rs166.275 billion under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for various projects against the total allocations of Rs. 540 billion for the fiscal year 2013-14.
According to latest data of Ministry of Planning and Development, out of these allocations, Rs33,311.403 million have been released for various projects of Pakistan Energy Commission, out of its total allocations of Rs52,300 million earmarked under PSDP for FY 2013-14.
Similarly, a sum of Rs20029.901 million has been released to National Highway Authority out of total allocation of Rs. 63,038.619 million for the current fiscal year.
Out of the total funds of Rs. 25,739.199 million allocated for the National Health Service Regulations and Coordination Division for the current year, the Planning Commission released Rs. 10,504.797 million so far.—APP