PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan here Wednesday affirmed his commitment to maintain peace and harmony among the people of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to ensure speedy development and prosperity in the tribal areas.
He was talking to a 23-member delegation of students from FATA who were selected for cadet and military colleges of the country.
The delegation was led by Col. Ali Razzaq. Principal of Edwards College, Peshawar Prof. Brig. Dr Nayer Firdows and five faculty members of the students were also present on the occasion.
The Governor said that “the students are precious asset of the nation and I wanted to educate them in a good and peaceful environment so that they could lead the nation with pride and enthusiasm and to support their families with honour and dignity with full satisfaction of their parents,”.
He said those FATA students were lucky to have been selected for different cadet and military colleges where their capacity building would go a long way in playing their due role in the restoration of peace and prosperity in the tribal belt. He called upon the students to take benefit of their admission in the cadet and military colleges and to do hard work day and night and get successes.
He announced Rs 10,000 to each student as cash reward and directed the principal of the Edward College, Peshawar to accommodate 5 students from FATA annually on merit so that the ratio of standard education could be improved in the FATA.
The Governor said students from FATA would also be sent abroad where they would be admitted in standard institutes with a purpose to broaden their vision.
He expressed the hope that with implementation of the developmental initiatives of the present government in respect of FATA region, big future prospects were ahead in FATA with a better scope.