CM meets Bhasha and Dasoo Dams affectees of Kohistan


Peshawar: The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that his government focused all out attention on legislation and its explanation to the authorities in its beginning months after coming into power while now the time has come to launch its ambitious plan of development in nook and corner of the province.

He assured that his govt would never step-motherly treat any district or tehsil but would do justice with every part of the province as well as transparent and judicious use of the developmental funds would be ensured. “We do not lie with people nor we believe in politics of discrimination, victimization or hoodwinking but want equal development of each and every part of the province while our words and actions are testimony to our claims”, he added.

He was talking to 60-member delegation of the affectees of proposed Bhasha and Dasoo dams of Kohistan district that called on him under the leadership of his advisor Abdul Haq at CM Secretariat Peshawar. Members of the delegation apprised him of their problems and demands including rehabilitation plans for proposed dams affectees and developmental schemes in the affected areas.

The Chief Minister assured to consider sympathetically the problems relating to provincial govt while bringing those relating to WAPDA and centre in the notice of the concerned federal govt authorities.

He directed the concerned quarters to look into the demands of construction of highway on both sides of the river up to Bhasha dam and rural roads in the affected areas, establishing small industrial tax free zone for the affectees, provision of interest free business loans, setting up technical training centers for children of the affectees, allocation of quota for affected students in medical and engineering institutions, allocation of jobs quota in public service commission and other govt institutions, establishing housing society for the affectees and launching rehabilitation projects for them.

Pervez Khattak said that provincial govt was introducing such local govt system that would ameliorate lot of the poor in particular wherein all the administrative and financial powers would be transferred to the local bodies and people would be empowered to resolve their problems at local level.

He said that remote and backward parts of the province would be brought on road to speedy progress and prosperity owing to the realistic policies of the provincial govt and people would feel pleasant changes in their surrounding very soon.

Members of the delegation thanked the Chief Minister for taking keen interest in resolution of their problems. They specially lauded people friendly policies of the provincial govt and assured their full cooperation in its implementation process.

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