South Waziristan to get FATA University campus soon

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Islamabad: As normalcy returns to the region, South Waziristan will get a campus of FATA University to launch Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MSC) level classes most probably from the upcoming September, a lawmaker said on Wednesday.

“Funds will be transferred after two months to initiate classes for master level students and the campus will have affiliation with the FATA University,” Ghalib Khan Wazir, Member National Assembly (MNA), from South Waziristan told The Fortress.

He said that a number of mega development projects such as up gradation of schools, provision of drinking water and establishing of small health units. He said that the first campus will be built in Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan, while its second campus will be established in Ladha, another populated area of the agency.

He pledged to launch other projects in the areas where families are recently repatriated to protect the small agricultural land from flash floods and construct water channels.

He said he would soon arrange a visit to parts of South Waziristan to update himself regarding problems of local population.

He urged the central government and the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should adopt all measures for the socio-economic uplift of tribal areas and bringing the region at par with developed parts of the country.

The lawmaker said that the tribal masses are loyal and patriotic citizens of the land and they need to be provided equal opportunities to excel in life. He stressed that FATA people should focus on education and the government should take steps to improve this vital sector in larger interest of the nation, country and people of FATA.

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