KPK govt working to improve educational, health, road infrastructure in FATA: CM

ISLAMABAD:Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan on Friday said after the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas into KPK, focus was being given to uplift education, health and road infrastructure sectors there

Talking to a private news channel programme, he said opening of Swat motorway and expressway had attracted a record number of tourists to the Northern region.

About strike of doctors, paramedics and traders, he said the doctors did not want to extend health services in far flung areas.

He said the provincial government was not going to privatize the hospitals but focus was being given to bring reforms in public sector institutions.

The chief minister said doors were always open for removing the genuine reservations of the protestors.

Commenting on Maulana Fazal ur Rehman’s long march towards Islamabad, he said chief Jamiat-Ulame-Islam (JUI-F), was interested in gaining power only.

He, however said the provincial government would take all possible measures to maintain law and order in the province. No one would be allowed to take law into their hands, he added.

To a question about austerity measures, Mahmood Khan said the KPK government had reduced the expenditure of the chief minister house.

In replying to another question about Malam Jaba case, he said there was no irregularities found in that matter.