Era Of Development About To Begin In KP As Majority Of CPEC Related Projects Approved: KP CM

Era of development about to begin in KP as majority of CPEC related projects approved: KP CM

PESHAWAR, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 20th Jan, 2017 ) : Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khatak has said that majority of agreements on CPEC related projects have been completed as a new era of development and prosperity is about to usher that will help generate employment opportunities to thousands of people in the province. Addressing a public meeting at Wazir Ghari and Khan Sher Ghari of tehsil Pabbi district Nowshera here Friday, the Chief Minister said that he held fruitful meeting with the high ups in the federal ministry of Planning and Development chaired by Federal Minister Ehsan Iqbal wherein outcomes of the meetings in Beijing China were reviewed in detail regarding CPEC projects.

He said that projects of Gilgit-Dir-Chitral Road, feasibility studies of construction of fast railway track connecting Peshawar-Charssadda-Nowshera-Swabi-Mardan and 1700MW hydle projects were discussed in details. The KP government would prepare the PC-I of these projects by April 2017. The Chinese investors have expressed their willingness to work with us on more similar schemes as various agreements were inked in the presence of PTI chief Imran Khan with Chinese companies here the other day.

These projects included construction of Industrial Estate at Rashakai on 40000 Canal of land and construction of Railway track. All these projects were being processed accordingly. He said that Chinese investors were interested to invest in Hattar, D.I.Khan, Jalozai and Rashakai Industrial Estates which will be of international standards. The industrial estates are being shifted to this part of the country due to cheap labour. The Pakistani investors could also invest in these estates which will be constructed by Chinese themselves.

The industrial estates would provide employment opportunities to induct thousands of people as unemployment could not be overcome through government jobs. Unemployment could only be addressed by industrial revolution. Pervez Khattak said that Senior Provincial Minister and KP Finance Minister were attending the NFC award meetings to have consensual NFC award. He said that no agreement has been finalized with the federal government in connection with upcoming NFC award, however, he maintained we will protect our rights in the NFC award.

KP CM said that we have shut the door of vested politics and blocked the doors of corruption for the corrupt people. PTI, he said was engaged with battle against corrupt mafia, injustices and corruption and the KP government was determined to break this mindset. We are for the change of the system come what may he said adding the journey of change would continue to progress in the days to come. The people were fed up with the corrupt system of the previous regimes as there was no merit and justice.

Chief Minister informed that shortage of the school teachers have almost been controlled as we have inducted 30 thousands teachers while 15000 were more in the current year. We improve the system of education in the government schools as we want to equip the government school children with a present era so that the son of poor man could also become stakeholder in the decision making process. We made the doctors duty bound to attend the hospitals and provide better medical facilities to the patients visiting them.

We enacted legislations to provide better Medicare facilities in the government hospitals and recruited scores of doctors besides registering considerable increase in their salaries. We shut the private practice of the doctors and started institute based clinic system, he added. We launched "Sehat-Insaaf-Card" under which 1.8 million deserving families would be provided Rs0.3million to Rs0.5million free of cost medication facilities. We are making investment on human development for their better environ.

Pervez Khattak said that we change the Thana Culture by making it depoliticized and freeing it from all kind of influences. We made safeguards for the protection of the rights of the people. We planted over 550million saplings across the province in three years whereas only 500 million saplings were planted during last 70 years and we will achieve the target of planting one billion saplings by next year. APP/ayz/rn --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.