peshawar - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Friday inaugurated/ performed the ground breaking of multiple development projects in district Swat and addressed a public gathering at Madyan, on the first day of his two-day long visit to the district.
The chief minister inaugurated Rescue 1122 station, reconstruction of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Chuprial Det-Panai road Phase 1 at Matta, PEDO hospital at Bahrain, Government Technical & Vocational Centre, Madyan hospital at Madyan. He also performed the ground breaking of six kilometres long Det-Panai to Baidara road Phase2 and nine kilometres Chail-Bishigram road.
Addressing a public gathering at Madyan, the chief minister said that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) came into power in 2013 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in 2018 and later it formed government in centre, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. He said, on the basis of its performance and public support PTI would again come into power in 2023 as well. He said that the incumbent provincial government is going all out to initiate the projects of public welfare and investing public resources on people. The chief minister added that, KP Cities Improvement Project worth Rs 100 billion had been approved for the provision of clean drinking water facility and other development projects at divisional headquarters.
Mahmood Khan stated that the civil work on Swat Motorway Phase-II would be initiated by December this year while for public facilitations; Passport Office would be established in constituency PK-2. He added that progress was being made on the construction of International Standard Cricket Stadium in Kalam in order to provide sports facilities to the youth.
Similarly, Kisan Card had been launched to provide financial assistance to farmers under which seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and other facilities would be provided to them at lower rates. The provincial government was working on Education Card and Food Card schemes.
Mahmood Khan said that Rs 10 billion had been earmarked in the current budget for food cards under which free rashan would be provided to the deserving families on monthly basis.
KP chief minister added that the incumbent government was working on various important projects including Peshawar D I Khan Motorway, Chakdara Dir Motorway and many others. The government was taking pragmatic steps under well devised strategy to promote industrial activities and create job opportunities.
Terming food security of the province as one of the top priority areas of his government, he said that the government was working on CRBC and Gomal Zam Dam projects in order to make the barren lands of southern belt cultivable.