PESHAWAR - Owing to the special efforts of Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and Commissioner Hazara division Khalid Khan Umerzai, the Wapda authorities have agreed to raise amount to Rs 260m for compensation of land acquired for Diamir-Bhasha Dam Labour Colony Project in Kohistan district. Earlier, the compensation amount was fixed at Rs 90 million only. MNA from Kohistan Mahboob Jan, MPA Abdul Sattar Khan and the affected land owners have thanked the provincial government for its efforts and lauded the struggles of the CM and Commissioner Hazara to fulfil their demands. It is worth mentioning here that construction of a colony is part of Diamer-Bhasha Dam and owners of the land, required for the colony, had demanded of the Govt to enhance the compensation amount. Therefore, keeping in view the demand the Chief Minister with assistance of the Commissioner Hazara approached the Wapda authorities and got an increase of Rs.170m in compensation amount. In this connection, Umerzai has said the authorities concerned have approved the enhanced amount and disbursement of compensation to the affected owners according to new enhanced rate would be started in first week of November 2011. Meanwhile elected representatives from kohistan and the affectees of the proposed colony have assured their full cooperation in smooth completion of Bhasha Dam Project.