BATTAGRAM: The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Thursday paid a day long visit to District Battagram where he inaugurated numerous development projects including newly constructed Mini Micro Hydropower Project Biari Allai. 500 KW Mini Micro Hydropower Project has been completed at a cost of Rs. 7 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
Rs. 302 Million.
He inaugurated two RCC Bridges Biari Khwar and Sheer Khwar completed at a cost of Rs. 57.961 Million and 51.052 Million respectively. Bateela Road was also inaugurated which has been rehabilitated with the cost of Rs. 20 Million. The chief minister on the occasion also performed ground breaking of nine irrigation channels in the different areas of district Battagram which would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 50 Million and will irrigate 4360 acres of land.
Addressing the public gathering in Allai, the chief minister announced to give status of district to Tehsil Allai, and said that previous rulers had not only plunged the country into a quagmire of foreign debts but they also indebted our upcoming generations adding that during the last two tenures foreign debts worth billions of rupees were borrowed which went into the pockets of those rulers instead of being spent on public welfare. He said that previous rulers looted the public exchequer and made their properties abroad adding that incumbent government was repaying installments of those external debts. He hoped that 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 the responsibility of the government to take care of common man that’s why the government was taking every possible steps to give maximum relief to the people. He said that multiple programs 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 Federal Government would shortly launch Naya Pakistan Card to provide to relief the people. Mahmood Khan said that registration was underway to give subsidy on food items to deserving households under Ehsaas program adding that the provincial government would contribute Rs. 13 Billion for the purpose. He went on saying that incumbent provincial government was providing new furniture in the Schools with the cost of Rs. 6 Billion to facilitate the 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 Aima Masajid would be launched shortly whereas scholarship program 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 people. He said that eliminating corruption was an integral part of the priorities of incumbent 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 addressed the public gathering whereas Special Assistant to Chief Minister Taj Muhammad Tarand was also present on the occasion.