PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak today announced creation of Upper Chitral District by administratively bifurcating the mountainous district Chitral into two parts for facilitation of the local communities.
He made announcement while addressing a public meeting here at Polo Ground. Chairman PTI Imran Khan and others also addressed the Public meeting. PTI Central Secretary General Jehangir Tareen and others spoke on the occasion.
Pervez Khattak in his speech termed the loot and plunder, corruption and nepotism as the root causes of all the wrongs and ills in the country. In view of the prevailing wrongs in the country, giving justice to the poor, reforming the institutions and thinking of prosperity would continue to be a “far cry” in the country, he added.
He said PTI emerged the sole political force following its manifesto and reviving the collapsed institutions. He regretted that the corrupt political elite who were responsible for the bane of institutions were now again out there to deceive the people with different slogans.
Pervez Khattak appreciated Imran Khan for single handedly leading the people to challenge the corrupt ruling elite and it was because of his sincere leadership that the people got rid of the corrupt people.
The KP government ensured the presence of teachers and covered up the missing facilities. The KP Government introduced English as a medium of education, right from primary so that the poor could compete with the rich for better future prospects, he added.
Pervez Khattak said that the province was ruled by MMA but it did nothing for Islamization in the province. His government, he added, introduced Nazira Quran along with translation in the schooling system.
It ensured efficient healthcare to the people, provided doctors and equipment in the healthcare units and introduced Sehat Insaf Card for the free healthcare of the poor. 14 lac cards had been distributed and another 10 lac was being distributed this year from December.
Chief Minister said that police was depoliticized and now the force had a dedicated responsibilities to focus on their professional duties. Pervez Khattak said his government had earlier announced Darosh as a Tehsil which had been notified and the new district of Upper Chitral would be notified soon.
He said that Gilgit to Chitral road has become a part of the CPEC and the provincial government was working on hydel power generation projects in Chitral for the production of 1400 megawatt of electricity and his government has already made an agreement with FWO for the laying down of transmission lines.
The FWO under the agreement would work on three projects for production of 600 megawatt of electricity and another 1200 megawatt of electricity projects were being implemented within the Chinese companies that would herald a better future for Chitral, he added. He assured rescue service 1122 in Chitral within two months adding that the provincial government had given compensation worth crores of rupees for the flood victims adding that work on the Reshun Hydel Power project costing Rs. 55 crores was in full swing.
As many as 2750 houses were converted on solar energy and work was going on 55 megawatt of electricity through micro hydel power projects. He reminded to have given Rs.3 billion to the affectees of flood and earthquake and announced a new playground and park in Chitral. He reminded that two tehsils grounds Darosh and Booni had already been constructed.
Earlier, the Chief Minister and Chairman PTI were briefed by DC Chitral about different developmental schemes. The Chief Minister directed to extend tourism policing in Chitral replicating the Swat model.
He assured taking all out efforts for the promotion of tourism in Chitral. He also inaugurated Chitral Chamber of Commerce during his visit.