PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that people afraid of Mardan’s development have no right to practice politics.  He said that Abdul Wali Khan University, Bacha Khan Medical College, Agriculture and Engineering Universities were future of Mardan alongside the youths. He said that 63 years deprivation would be diminished. He was addressing local notables at Rorhya and Chamtar in Mardan on Monday.MNA Himayat Ullah, ANP Provincial Vice President Engr Abbas, District President Farooq Akram Khan, General Secretary Imran Mandori, President PK-23 Haji Shah Nawaz, General Secretary Latif-ur-Rahman and a large number of local notables were also present on the occasion. The CM inaugurated newly built road, costing Rs 5.6m in union council Rorhya. The Chief Minister requested all the political parties to promote politics of services and assist him in collective development of Mardan. He expressed sorrow over criticism on Mardan uplift, saying that it was not serving Mardan and even not allowing others to do so. He said that Abdul Wali Khan University was spreading light of knowledge in Mardan and its branches have spread to Buner, Dir, Swabi, Nowshehra and Chitral. He said that future of youth and Mardan was linked to institutes of higher and professional education spread on an area of 5000 Kanal. He said that it was all due to red flag and unshakable trust of the people and Mardan has been given its due rights after six decades. The Chief Minister said that network of city and link roads have been spread along with Eastern and Western bypasses, which will usher revolution in lives of the people and economic activities. He said that service road to Jhanday will be constructed on both sides of Western Bypass while work on making Mardan-Charsadda Road, dual carriage has commenced. He said that work on Women Commerce College in Chamtar was speedily progressing while classes will start in three months in rented building. He said that upgradation of schools and construction of new rooms will cost Rs 58 million while Rs 150 million will be spent on small schemes in the constituency. Sher Akbar Khan, Haji Etebar Khan and Haji Bahadar Khan along with dozen companions and family members announced association to ANP on the occasion. 

The chief minister welcomed new party workers and offered them red caps. The chief minister thanked the people on warm welcome and participation in gathering despite heavy rain.