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KP govt urged to expedite work on Kurrum Tang, Baran dams

LAKKI MARWAT – Former member Na­tional Assembly Hama­yun Saifullah Khan on Saturday said that Kur­rum Tang Dam and Ba­ran Dam projects were the lifeline for the so­cio-economic develop­ment of southern dis­tricts. He urged the government to expedite work on both water res­ervoirs to ensure their completion within stip­ulated time. 

Hamayun Saifullah told The Nation that he was in constant contact with the provincial and feder­al government authori­ties to start work on the second phase of KT Dam and accelerate work on Baran Dam project. He said both projects were the matter of life and death for the people, es­pecially the farmer com­munity of Lakki Marwat district. 

“The Baran Dam will help store flood wa­ter of Baran Nullah and Kurrum River to feed Marwat Canal system that would bring around 180000 acres of barren land under cultivation in Lakki Marwat, Ban­nu and tribal sub-divi­sions,” he maintained. Saifullah said that for­mer chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Parvez Khattak had pro­vided a huge chunk of funds to initiate work on the project of Baran Dam.

The former MNA said that he had written a let­ter to former chief min­ister Parvez Khattak (now defence minister) requesting him to use his influence and direct quarters concerned to expedite pace of work on the project.





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