Political parties should focus on development of FATA after merger : Sherpao

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Peshawar: Chairman Qaumi Watan Party Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has said that all the political parties and stakeholders should play role for the development of the recently merged tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He said this while addressing a public gathering at Peshawar. He said that it is the need of the hour to value the immolations of tribal people by removing the sense of growing deprivation among them.
QWP chief said that after the FATA KP merger there was greater need to pay more attention to the neglected areas and put them on the path of development. He demanded the handsome fund should be earmarked to change the lot of the locals. He asked all the political to reunify for the progress of the neglected Formerly Fata areas to bring revolutionary changes in their socio-economic condition.
Sherpao expressed concerns over the new life of infamous and controversial issue of Kalabagh Dam, saying that the controversial issue would create problems at the federation.
He said that the provincial assemblies of the smaller provinces has passed resolutions against the controversies of the Kalabagh Dam, therefore this project was abandoned, due to lack national consensus.
He said that the smaller provinces have serious reservations over the controversial project because it was a matter of life and death for them. He said that Kalabagh Dam was detrimental to the stability of the federation because the smaller provinces would now allow its creation at any cost.He said that the electioneering had been publicized, therefore raising this issue would unnecessarily divides the nation and it would put vital issues on the backburner.He said that presently the country was facing serious issues and it was the need of the hour to address them. He said that Pakhtuns had been in great troubles and they had been ignored which increased their sense of deprivation.

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