PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that all the successes of provincial government during the last four-and-a-half years are owing to the support and cooperation of people.

He said that this journey of people welfare would continue in future. He was addressing a public gathering at Union Council Sikanderi Mardan on Tuesday. ANP local association arranged the gathering. ANP district Mardan President Farooq Akram Khan, General Secretary Imran Mandori, Coordinator Javed Yousufzai, Javed Muhammad Khel, Haji Lataf Gul, Iqbal Advocate, local notables and ANP office bearers and workers were also present on the occasion. Imran Mandori, Advocate Iqbal and Haji Lataf Gul also addressed the gathering.

The Chief Minister said that earlier to this youths of Mardan had to go to other areas to quench their thirst for higher and professional education, adding that now they have the facility of a university and medical college in the shape of Abdul Wali Khan University and Bacha Khan Medical College that will benefit youth of Mardan and other associated districts.

He said that role of schools in spreading light of knowledge was basic and that was the reason why the provincial government has extended network of primary, middle, higher and higher secondary schools in not only Mardan but across the province. He announced Rs 10 million for construction of six additional rooms in Government High School Sikandari and needs of science laboratory. He approved upgradation of Government High School Sharqi Hoti to higher secondary level that will cost Rs 18 million. He said that Shah Dhand Baba graveyard will be soon completed at a cost of Rs 12 million and boundary wall will be constructed for protection of the graveyard from encroachments. He said that Eid Gah named after Hayat Baba Jee costing Rs 18.5 million was bear to completion. He announced approval of funds for additional work in funeral place in Mardan Khas near Rustam Khel Bridge. He said that platform, lights and sanitation facilities included road has been constructed. He said that small projects worth Rs 30.5 million were under process in the said union council. He said that people of the area were compelled to drink contaminated water due to obsolete pipes, added, in order to protect them from fatal diseases, clean drinking water project under which change in obsolete pipes, establishment of new tube wells and rehabilitation of existing tube wells will be accomplished that will cost Rs 86.6 million. He thanked Ulema and elders for guidance on noble cause of serving Mosques and said that he will continue the mission above politics. He said that ruling and positions were temporary and I wish I could earn place in hearts of people by serving them, which will be my success.

Earlier, visiting Madrassa Dar-i-Arqm on Katlang Road, the Chief Minister reiterated his resolve of serving Madrassa and Mosques above politics. He said that it was a source of honour for him to address students of the madrassa.  He said that it was my prior responsibility to help the madrassa financially like other development schemes of Mardan. He announced Rs 5 million for welfare of the Madrassa and directed the local administration for prompt arrangements for provision of gas to the madrassa. Administrator Dar-i-Arqm, Maulana Muhammad Naeem presented performance report of the Madrassa.