SWAT - Adviser to Prime Minister Engineer Amir Muqam has said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will win Local Government elections with thumbing majority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He was addressing a gathering of party workers and supporters here at Puran House Sangota on Saturday. He said, "Only PML-N will take out country from the current crisis and after getting power in local bodies' elections, we will serve the public from grass root level." Criticising PTI government, Muqam said that PTI claims that they introduced merit and justice in the system of governance, which was proved wrong and after two years performance, they have done nothing for the people of province. Government is not servant of a political party but it is answerable to general people for its performance and it should not be the role of any party to claim the steps of government, when load shedding duration decreases in the province due to increases of power generation, PTI government claims its credit but when load shedding duration increases than they blames federal government, which is not maturity in politics, Muqam added. He further went on saying that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Swat next month to inaugurate the kidney hospital and other several development projects for district Swat.


Staff Reporter from Islamabad adds: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar here on Saturday chaired a meeting to review the progress regarding Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital in Swat.

The minister was informed that installation of necessary equipment and machinery would be carried out at the hospital in the next four weeks. The required personnel/staff would also be in a state of readiness to put the equipment to its best use to launch the medical services.

The minister constituted a special committee, comprising representatives of health departments from KP and Punjab. The PIMS vice chancellor would be the focal person to ensure installation of machinery in the hospital in a month. The PIMS would also place support staff at the hospital to facilitate the installation of equipment and launch of medical care.

The minister was informed that, as directed by the minister in the last meeting, registration of patients had already been initiated and that 400 patients had so far been registered.

The meeting ratified the expenditure incurred under different heads and approved by the technical finance committee of the hospital project. The hospital is being constructed through the funds raised from philanthropists and donations. No government funding or assistance is involved in this welfare-oriented project.