NA body seeks FATA stu­dents re­served seats de­tails

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - IS­LAM­ABAD—

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

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