Govt set to fulfill promises made to tribal people: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan here on Monday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government would fulfill all the promises made with the tribal people.
Talking to a group of legislators hailing from tribal districts, PM Imran said that for the first time in the country’ history, the incumbent government gave priority to the uplift of tribal districts.
The prime minister said that the government was fully aware of the problems being faced by the people in newly merged districts.
He said that the provincial government had allocated Rs 83 billion for the development projects in tribal districts and added that people’s representatives would be included in the process to monitor the implantation of development projects.
Earlier on April on 17, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that development of tribal districts and provision of basic facilities to tribal people were the top priorities of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) government.
Presiding over a high-level meeting to review the development of newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PM Imran had said that the tribal people rendered unmatched sacrifices during the war against terrorism and had directed to release the compensation money to the tribal people immediately.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that aim of improving regulation and developing it on modern lines will facilitate the business segment.
The prime minister stated while chairing a meeting on Pakistan Regulatory Modernization Initiative in Islamabad on Monday.
The Prime Minister said small and medium-sized industry has suffered badly due to no objection certificate (NOC) requirement by different departments and lack of automation.
He said multiple NOCs, new terms and conditions and various regulatory stages not only open the ways for corruption but also affect the foreign investment.
The Prime Minister approved to establish a Steering Committee, which will be headed by Advisor on Establishment Shahzad Arbab and Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood. Secretary Commerce, Chairman FBR, Chairman SECP, Chairman Board of Investment, President FPCCI, Presidents of Chambers of Commerce of Lahore, Karachi and Faisalabad as well as representatives of Pakistan Business Council will be part of the committee. The Prime Minister was given a detailed briefing on PRMI.
Pakistan Regulatory Modernization Initiative is the first step in the history of the country taken at national level in consultation with provinces that aims at simplifying regulatory framework and registration process in order to facilitate the business community.
Under the PRMI, the process of mapping, rationalization, modernization and automation will be done.
Meanwhile, PTI’s senior leaders from United States chapter Sajjad Burki and Atif Khan called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Monday.- NNI