President announces Local Self Government for FATA
ISLAMABAD, Aug 14 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari on the eve of 66th Independence day of Pakistan, announced introduction of local governments in tribal areas in the coming year as yet another step forward for bringing the people of tribal areas into the mainstream of national life. The President declared that the coming year will see the beginning of local self governance in tribal areas, in accordance with the wishes, customs and traditions of its people. “We owe it to the people and to the peace and stability of the country, and the region, to bring these areas into the mainstream of national life,” he said.