PESHAWAR Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that keeping in view the demand of the masses the establishment of Abaseen Division will be given final approval after the completion of the ongoing population census. This he said while addressing a public gathering at Battagram, where prominent social figures including Yousuf Khan Tarind, MPA Taj Muhammad Khan Tarind, former district Nazim Attaullah Tarind and hundreds of others announced to join Awami National Party (ANP) on Saturday. He said those talking about holding mid-term elections should wait for the upcoming general elections. He announced Rs 200 million development package for Battagram district. The party stalwarts including ANP KP President Senator Afrasiyab Khattak, General Secretary Tajuddin Khan, KP Senior Minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour, KP Ministers Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Syed Aqil Shah, Muhammad Ayub Asharay, Nimroz Khan and Sardar Hussain Babak were present on the occasion. The CM said that after the completion of current population census that was to end on December 31, 2011 establishment of Abaseen Division would be finalised, saying that during population census no change could be brought into the administrative set-up. He said that despite internal and external fronts, his government moved forward on the path of development of the province and to address the issue of law and order resorted to talks and Jirga system. He said that for the sake of fetching peace to the region ANP elected representatives and workers had to rendered sacrifices adding that despite the attacks on the party leadership including Asfandyar Wali Khan, Afrasiyab Khattak, Bashir Bilour, Mian Iftikhar and others, they were ready to greet those elements, who announced to quit violence and pledge to live peacefully and to obey the constitution and laws of the land. He said that, however, those elements that were killing innocent masses and were enemies of humanity and development could not be forgiven and they were ready to render every sacrifice for the elimination of such people. Hoti said the provincial government received Rs 110 billion in the lieu of power dues and the same would be spent on hydel power projects to help address the growing issue of electricity load shedding in the region. Likewise the royalty in lieu of oil and gas production from the province have increased from Rs 350 million to Rs 15 billion annually, he added. He announced upgradation of four high schools to the level of Government Higher Secondary Schools in the district along with setting up Community Health Centres, rehabilitation of 15-kilometre roads and to handing over of Oggi-Battagram Road to FHA and the construction of Shangai Payan Bridge in the district.