KP CM opens several development projects in Battagram
Peshawar – Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Thursday paid a day-long visit to Battagram district where he inaugurated numerous development projects including newly-constructed 500KW Mini Micro Hydropower Project Biari Allai. The project has been completed at a cost of Rs7 million which will provide electricity to around 600 households, a number of schools, health units and masajid etc.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated the newly-constructed building of Government Degree Collage Banna Allai and seven camping pods in Gallai Maidan Allai, which have been completed at a cumulative cost of Rs302 million. He also inaugurated two RCC bridges Biari Khwar and Sheer Khwar completed at a cost of Rs57.961 million and Rs51.052 million respectively. Bateela Road was also inaugurated which has been rehabilitated with the cost of Rs20 million.
Mahmood Khan on the occasion also performed ground-breaking of nine irrigation channels in different areas of district Battagram which would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs50 million and will irrigate 4360 acres of land.
Addressing a public gathering in Allai, the Chief Minister announced to give status of district to Tehsil Allai. He said that previous rulers had not only plunged the country into a quagmire of foreign debts but they also indebted our upcoming generations. During their last two tenures, he said, foreign debts worth billions of rupees were borrowed which went into the pockets of those rulers instead of being spent on public welfare.
Mahmood Khan inaugurates Mini Micro Hydropower Project Biari Allai, new building of Govt Degree College Banna Allai, performs ground-breaking of nine irrigation channels in different areas of district
Mahmood Khan said that previous rulers looted the public exchequer and made their properties abroad adding that incumbent government was repaying instalments of those external debts. He hoped that Prime Minister Imran Khan will steer the country of the prevailing crisis adding that PTI government under the sincere leadership of Imran Khan will leave a better and stronger Pakistan for coming generations.
The Chief Minister said that it was responsibility of the government to take care of common man that’s why the government was taking every possible step to give maximum relief to the people. He said that multiple programmes have been launched to give relief to general public and to reduce their problems and added that the Sehat Card Plus and Kissan Card were of vital importance in this regard.
Similarly, he said that work on Education Card was also in progress to extend financial assistance to the talented students of middle class. Besides, the federal government would shortly launch Naya Pakistan Card to provide relief to the people.
Mahmood Khan said that registration was underway to give subsidy on food items to deserving households under Ehsaas Programme adding that the provincial government would contribute Rs13 billion for the purpose. He said that the government was providing new furniture in the schools with the cost of Rs6 billion to facilitate students adding that a policy was also being formulated to recruit local teachers in the schools of remote areas.
He announced that provision of monthly stipend to Aimma Masajid would be launched shortly whereas scholarship programme for the students of seminaries has already been launched. Mahmood Khan said that promises made to the people were being fulfilled one by one.
He promised that each and every penny of the public exchequer would be spent on the wellbeing of people and no one would be allowed to rob the rights of the people. He said that elimination of corruption was an integral part of priorities of the government; people do support the government to eliminate the menace of corruption and point out wrong doings in the public sector projects. The government would take strict action against concerned.
Mahmood Khan said that purpose behind his visits to different districts of the province was to know about the issues of the general public and their swift redressal.
He said that Malakand and Hazara division would be divided into two parts in consultation with the people so that their issues could be addressed at local level.
MNA Muhammad Nawaz, MPA Zubair Khan, chief of Allai Nawabzada Akbar Namoos and others also addressed the public gathering whereas Special Assistant to Chief Minister Taj Muhammad Tarzan was also present on the occasion.