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New school to be set up in Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra here on Tuesday approved establishment of a new educational institution in the name of Khyber Public School and College in Khyber Agency.

The institution will function as a semi-autonomous body and governor in his exofficio capacity will be chairman of the board of governor of the school while the additional chief secretary Fata will act as its member amongst others, said an official statement.

The decision was taken at a meeting and the governor was briefed on salient features of the project. While appreciating the initiative, the governor said it would help in improving the socioeconomic condition of the tribal people who have been badly suffered because of terrorism oriented difficulties.

The government on its part, he said, is extending utmost priority to promotion of education and taking concrete steps in this respect with the aim to overcome the problem of backwardness.

He directed the officials to look into the possibility for launching the school in one of the suitable existing premises till the time its own building is completed.

Bureau Report