Fata Development Authority ( FDA ) and Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ ) teams visited the Torkham border here on Wednesday to monitor the recently installed solar streets lights. The FDA team consisted of Jameel Raza , Ishfaq and Mesbah Udin who were accompanied by senior tribal journalists under the leadership of TUJ FATA president Safdar Hayat Dawar on the occasion. The FDA and TUJ teams jointly observed that solar streets lights were intact and operational on the Torkham border and in the adjacent offices of the political administration and custom offices. Tehsildar Torkham Meraj Khan also praised the new solar lights system, which solved their basic lighting problem.
The FDA team also visited Landikotal press club where they assured the tribal journalists that solar panels would be set up to run their computers systems in their press club so that they could not feel troubled during the excessive load shedding. The FDA team also said that a solar system had been installed at Jamrud for running a tube well to meet the potable water shortage in the area. They said that small dams and marble city were included in their program to develop the tribal areas and make the people prosperous.
The Tribal journalists asked them to start constructing small and rain dams in the mountains in the tribal areas so that water shortage could be overcome in addition to control the pollution in the area, which the FDA team principally agreed to put the suggestion to their high ups for consideration.