CM launches public access campaign from Khyber district
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Friday launched public access campaign to get people’s feedback on government’s development initiatives and address masses’ problems at their doorstep.
As part of the campaign, the chief minister had his first sitting in Landi Kotal area of the Khyber tribal district and heard out the people on various government’s steps aimed at ensuring development and prosperity in the region.
Speaking on the occasion, he underlined the need for evolving unity to collectively complete the journey to progress and prosperity in five years’ time instead of ten.
He said that he had never struggled for personal benefit and always raised slogan of ensuring transparency and merit to successfully overcome challenges the people were facing.
He vowed to take back all looted money from plunderers and this amount would be spent on the welfare of people, he added.
He said that planning of all the development projects had been completed and added more schemes could be approved on identification.
He urged people to come forward and make all the development schemes free from corruption to bring about real change in society.
He said that the government had always taken serious measures for welfare of people and vowed to fulfill promises made with people of the tribal districts at all costs.
He said that people would never be overlooked and the government was committed to protecting their due rights.
He said that a stipend scheme would be launched for sons of martyred government functionaries and added that only tribal people would be recruited against vacancies in the merged area.
He said that due consideration would be given to masses’ proposals and added that an initiative had been launched for addressing public complaints.
He said that government accorded top priority to the tribal districts and hefty funds to the tune of Rs83 billion would be spent on the development of the merged area.
He said that rights of the tribal people would also be protected and they had right to mines and minerals in the area.
He said that merged areas were blessed with scenic beauty and the government was taking practical measures for promotion of tourism in the region.
As part of such efforts, the chief minister said tourist safari train would be revived in the Khyber district.
Technical college for Battagram
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Friday chairing a meeting of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Peshawar approved polytechnical college and up-gradation of existing Skill Development Center Koza Banda.
Advisor to CM on Jails Taj Muhammad Khan Tarand during election campaign promised the construction of polytechnical college and now the promise had been fulfilled.
After approval of the college, CM had also ordered the department to start work immediately.
People of Battagram lauded the step of CM Mahmood Khan and efforts of Taj Muhammad Khan for the approval of technical college and development of the constituency. – APP