PESHAWAR While ruling out the imposition of flood tax in the province, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti said on Wednesday that his government would not put extra burden on poor masses of the province by imposing such taxes. The whole province had been badly affected by the recent deluge. The situation in our province is totally different from other three provinces as our people have been badly affected both by record-breaking floods and militancy. Our trade and business communities have also been affected. Thus, we can not even think to impose flood tax in the province he replied while answering questions here after distributing plots allotment letters among members of the Peshawar Press Club. As compared to other three provinces, he said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was the worst affected. Whole infrastructure of the province has been destroyed by the horrifying floods. Keeping in view these destructions, the Federal Government should give more funds to the province. He said that to assist flood-victims most developmental projects had already been suspended. He said that distribution of Watan Cards had already been launched from Nowshera. The distribution of cards would be completed within next 75 days and added that action would be taken against those who were creating hurdles in its distribution. Regarding survey of damages caused by deluge, he informed a survey of flood-hit districts had been completed. Replying to a query about Kalabagh Dam, Hoti said that it was a dead issue and a closed chapter. About resolution passed by he Punjab Assembly, he said that Kalabagh Dam might be fruitful for Punjab but not for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He termed it a disastrous project for the province, adding that people of the province had witnessed massive devastation due to recent floods in Nowshera, Charsadda and other downstream districts, so undisputed dams should be constructed for storage of water and generation of electricity. He said that his government has fulfilled yet another promise made to the journalist community by giving them final allotment letters and formed a high level committee under the chairmanship of Information Minister KPK Mian Iftikhar Hussain with members DG PDA, PPC President, PPC member to look after the media colonys progress. Today, Im so happy as a commitment made with journalists was fulfilled. In fact, there have been some hurdles in the way, but they were removed amicably. Keeping in view sacrifices of journalists, I will say they are doing a Jihad, for which, they have been targeted time and again he said, adding that it was hard enough to tell truth in the prevailing circumstances, but only journalists are doing this with honesty and bravery. Appreciating previous provincial government for launching Durrani Media Colony (DMC), Ameer Haider Khan Hoti said Certainly, credit goes to former chief minister Akram Khan Durrani in this regard. He said more similar projects would be initiated for journalists welfare soon, as its the media that exposed real face of militants and again its Media that created awareness in society about this menace. He said that he would be happy for guiding and pinpointing mistakes of his government, if any. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain said media colony was the right of media people and today the right was handed over to the well-deserved, adding tenders had already been issued for development works in the colony. President Peshawar Press Club Shamim Shahid thanked the government and said that journalist community was very happy, because one of their long awaited demands was fulfilled today.