Prime Minister Imran Khan said that promises made with people of merged areas will be fulfilled. Talking to Senators and MNAs belonging to merged areas in Islamabad on Monday, he said for the first time a budget of 83 billion rupees has been earmarked this year for developmental projects in merged areas which will help resolve problems of the people.
He said the people of merged areas have given huge sacrifices and suffered immense difficulties.
The Prime Minister directed that people's representatives be included in implementation of development projects and their priorities be considered.
The Senators and MNAs apprised the Prime Minister of their reservations on the issue of federal excise duty. Prime Minister assured them that their concerns will be considered.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhawa on the occasion briefed the Prime Minister on various development projects in the merged districts.
PTI's senior leaders from United States chapter Sajjad Burki and Atif Khan called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Monday.
Prime Minister's upcoming visit to US was discussed in the meeting.
Meanwhile, members national assembly Bashir Khan, Mehboob Shah, Sher Akbar and Sibghatullah also met the Prime Minister.