Mahmood Khan announces establishment of  medical college, sports stadium; says concrete steps being taken to control inflation, provide relief to general public

Peshawar   -  Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Saturday paid a day-long visit to District Mansehra where he performed ground breaking of multiple development projects and addressed a public gathering at Baffa.  

He laid the foundation stone of 20km long Mandi Mali Road and 12km Nawazabad-Mandi Road. The projects would be completed at a cost of Rs1.24 billion and Rs762 million respectively. The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of 26km Siran Right Bank Canal project which would be completed at Rs2.8 billion.  

Mahmood Khan also performed ground breaking of a playground in Baffa which would be completed at a cost of Rs700 million. Moreover, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of 9km Kotli Payeen to Chattar Plain Road and rehabilitation of 17km Mansehra to Uttar Sheesha Road. These projects would be completed at the cost of Rs150 million and Rs207 million respectively. 

Addressing a public gathering at Baffa, the Chief Minister announced establishment of a medical college and sports stadium in Mansehra. He also announced construction of a teaching hospital for Hazara region under public private partnership and to give status of sub division to Baffa.  

The Chief Minister said that development projects worth Rs42 billion are underway in Mansehra district which on completion would bring a positive change in the lives of local people. He said that practical work on Mansehra Grater Water Supply Scheme would be launched within three months and the matter for establishment of Siran Development Authority would be deliberated. He said that substantial progress would be made on new Balakot City project within next five months.  

Moreover, the Chief Minister said that in next two years record development projects would be initiated in Mansehra so as to develop it. Mahmood Khan said that, in the past, only two political parties looted public money ruthlessly and now they have created hue and cry over inflation. He said that in the past 1km of motorways was constructed at Rs370 million but now it was being constructed Rs170 million.  

The Chief Minister said that the government is fully aware of difficulties caused by recent wave of inflation for the poor people. Concrete steps are being taken to control inflation and provide maximum relief to the general public, he said. The Chief Minister added that the provincial government is providing relief to public through Sehat Card Plus, Kissan Card and other initiatives.  

The government, he said, is also working on Education Card and Food Card schemes so as to provide financial assistance to students and other people from vulnerable segments of the society. Mahmood Khan said that the government is taking result-oriented steps under a well-devised strategy to promote industries, agriculture and other sectors which have direct impact on public lives.  

The KP government, he said, has also approved first-ever food security policy in order to make the province self-sufficient in agriculture. In the history of the province, first-ever trillion plus budget is unveiled which contain huge chunk of development projects. He said that in the upcoming budget exemplary relief would be given to general public and if needed development funds would also be utilised for the purpose.  

Federal Ministers Murad Saeed, Azam Swati, Umar Ayub also addressed the public gathering. MNA Saleh Muhammad Khan and Special Assistant to CM Syed Ahmad Hussain Shah were also present on the occasion.