LAKKI MARWAT(Pakistan Point News - APP - 07th Nov, 2016 ) : District Nazim Ashfaq Ahmed Khan Minakhel said Monday solid measures were being taken for ensuring all necessities of life to people of the district. Talking to APP, he said it had been long- standing demand of people of the area to provide them clean drinking water while presently many tube wells were lying dysfunctional. In this regard, a comprehensive plan had been worked out and provision of clean drinking water was at the top of the agenda to avoid water-borne diseases and bring the district at par with developed areas of the country.
He said that directives had been issued to the irrigation department to take tangible measures for repairing all those tube wells, which had been out of orders and people were deprived of clean drinking water in its wake. He said roads linking different villages of the districts were in bad shape, causing inconvenience for the people of the area, but he added, the issue was being taken up with all the concerned officials at to improve communication infrastructure in the district.
He also urged the Federal and provincial governments to declare the district as calamity-hit area and exempt it from agriculture-related taxes, adding there was a need to take concrete measures for boosting the agriculture sector of the district, which was badly hit by flood in past and caused massive destruction to the standing crop, he added. He said the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should facilitate the livestock farmers of the district, where minimum or no livestock services were available to the farmers, adding the initiative could lead to the development of dairy development.
He said people of the southern districts of the KP especially Lakki Marwat were facing poverty and unemployment despite the fact youth of the area was gifted with excellent talent, therefore, he said there was a needed to create job opportunities for them enabling them to earn livelihood in respectable manner besides contributing effectively to the country’s socio-economic development. He assured that he would continue work for welfare of the people of the area, adding more development packages and projects would be initiated in the district in order to bring it at par with other areas of the province in terms of socio-economic prosperity. APP/slm/rn/ihn