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Development of Balochistan, Karachi govt’s top priority: Fawad
October 18, 2018

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Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the development of Balochistan and Karachi is the top priority of the government.

He was briefing media in Islamabad today along with Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan after a meeting of federal cabinet, which was presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Information Minister said there are complaints that the funds for the development of Karachi have not been properly utilized.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the government has decided to hand over administrative apparatus of tribal areas to Chief Minister Secretariat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by abolishing FATA Secretariat.

He said that provinces will reduce their share in National Finance Commission Award to give a three percent share for development of erstwhile FATA. He said the Prime Minister has directed the Minister of Finance Asad Umar to have meetings on fast track basis with provinces to take them onboard.