312 schools set up in FATA in three years, NA told
ISLAMABAD, Aug 1: The government has set up
312 boys and girls schools in seven agencies of the Federally Administered
Tribal Areas (FATA) in the last three fiscal years.
Yar Muhammad Rind,
federal minister for states and frontier regions, placed this information before
the National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday in a written reply to a question from
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) member of the National Assembly (MNA) Syeda
Farhana Khalid Banori.
These included 159 boys schools and 153 girls
schools with the breakdown as follows: 37 schools were set up in Bajaur (15 for
boys and 22 for girls), Mohmand Agency got 77 schools (59 for boys and 18 for
girls), 50 schools were set up in Khyber Agency (23 for boys and 27 for girls),
40 schools were set up in Orakzai Agency (28 for boys and 12 girls), Kurram
Agency got 25 schools (eight for boys and 17 for girls), 65 schools in North
Wazirisitan were set up (15 for boys and 50 for girls), and 18 schools were set
up in South Waziristan (11 for boys and seven for girls).
the year-wise break-down, 90 schools (36 for boys and 54 for girls) were
established in FATA in 2004-05, 124 school (78 for boys and 46 for girls) in
2005-06 and 98 schools (45 for boys and 53 for girls), in 2006-07. Daily times