PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Minister for Finance, Engineer Muhammad Humayun Khan has said that the present government is giving top most priority to rapid development of far-flung and neglected areas so as to bring them at par with the developed areas of the province.

He said the government wanted that the people of these areas should be provided with basic amenities of life at their doorsteps.

He expressed these views while addressing a public gathering at the residence of Haji Zahir Shah at Pir Khel Malakand District on Saturday. On this occasion besides Haji Bahadur Said, a large number of elite of the area including District Officer SRSP Sajjad Khan were also present.

Engineer Humayun claimed that during the last four years of his tenure, developmental schemes worth million of rupees have been completed which has no precedent in the past.

He said that he has joined the politics to follow the footprints of his late father Muhammad Hanif Khan for the cause of poor and pledged that he will fulfill his mission at all costs. He said when the present elected government took reign of power, the law and order was in deteriorated condition and even the writ of the government was challenged as well as the whole infrastructure of the province was shattered due to earth-quake and floods.

In these difficult situations, the minister added, the government took certain historical decisions to safe-guard the future of coming generation which were being endorsed the world-over.

Earlier, the minister inaugurated the Sarhad Rural Support Programe Schemes including the Shagai Pir Khel and Maikhband bridges and irrigation water channel Pir Khel completed with a cost of Rs 10 lakh and Rs 08 lakh each respectively.