PESHAWAR - Peshawar High Court Chief Justice, Dost Muhammad Khan eulogised the endeavours of Secretary C&W Engr zahid Arif for timely and quality completion of development schemes and paid tributes to all engineer community for dynamic role in progress of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He was addressing a briefing of the C&W Dept on the Cigh Court premises in respect of construction of Judicial Complex and Judicial Lodges for judges in Chitral under ADP scheme. It besides Subhan Shah, Registrar PHC, Qaiser Rahim, Director Planning, and other officials of the high court, was also attended by Chief Engineer Central Design Office (CDO) Engr Shoukat Shah, Principal Architect Irfan Mohsin Urfi and Architect Naeem Iqbal of C&W Department. This three-storey Judicial Complex will cost Rs 600 million.

Engr Zahid Arif briefed that the complex will be constructed at 40 kanal land on NCC road along Chitral River. It besides foolproof security arrangements for judges and complainants, will envisage well-equipped Bar Room, Conference Hall, library, Record Room, lnternet café, mosque, dispensary, cafeteria, commodity and stationery shops and other allied facilities. Similarly the lighting system will be linked with the solar energy so that judicial proceedings do not disturb in case of loadshedding. He revealed that Rs 8 million were sanctioned in PDWP for planning, design and drawings of the project, however, this task was complted by CDO of C&W department without any cost resulting in huge financial savings. He said that the Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and Chief Secretary Ghulam Dastgir Akhtar were eager in overall development of Chitral and entire KP province.

The Chief Justice appreciated the design and approved it with some miner changes. He also lauded self-sufficiency efforts of C&W department and advised Engr Zahid Arif to continue with capacity building program of the engineers and other officials of C&W Department.