| GEO Pakistan|
| Govt. to bear all expenditures on terror war: Tarin|
| Updated at: 0325 PST, Tuesday, December 15, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance, Shaukat Tarin Monday said Federal government would bear all expenditures, being incurred on war against terrorism.
At a press conference held here to inform media about details of historic National Finance Commission (NFC) Award, he said the role of NWFP as a frontline province was recognized and the Federal government would provide all financial support to eliminate terrorism and extremism from the society.
Strong provinces are imperative for a strong federation, he said and added the terrorism is a menace and Federal government would stand shoulder to shoulder with all provinces to combat it.
He said as gesture of support by all provinces and the Federation, 1 % of the total divisible pool has been earmarked for NWFP as an additional resource for war on terror during the Award period.
This would be equivalent to 1.83 % of the provincial pool, he added.