PESHAWAR – Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that development and uplift of backward areas of the province is one of the top priorities of his government for which a workable development strategy has been formulated keeping in view the needs and issues of different areas.
Talking to a delegation of Lower Dir district, he said that under the Annual Development Programme (ADP), work was underway on several development projects worth billions of rupees in Lower Dir district for which more than Rs1.00 billion had been allocated in the ADP of current financial year. He said that the projects would be a milestone in the development and prosperity of the district.
The delegation members discussed with him matters related to development projects and public welfare initiatives in the district. They also apprised the Chief Minister of the problems faced by the general masses of Lower Dir. MPA from Lower Dir Humayun Khan and Deputy Commissioner Lower Dir were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that his government believed in uniform development of all the backward districts of the province to bring them at par with other developed district. Despite difficult financial situation due to corona pandemic, he said, the provincial government didn’t compromise on development activities projects.
Touching upon the ongoing and new development projects for Lower Dir, Mahmood Khan said that work was underway on about 50 development projects worth Rs11 billion in various sectors in the district and priority had been given to education, health, communication and drinking water sectors and a total of 38 development schemes had been started in these four priority sectors.
The Chief Minister said that under the federal PSDP, progress was being made on various projects in Lower Dir district, including improvement and expansion of 130km long N-45 road and establishment of 220kv Chakdara substation for which a total of Rs850 million had been allocated in the current PSDP.