CM orders for the rehabilitation of earthquake-hit building of historic Jahanzeb College, Swat

Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has ordered for the rehabilitation of earthquake-hit building of historic Jahanzeb College, Swat and initiate construction of new jail in Swat besides accelerating the pace of work on under construction Swat hospital.
He issued these orders while meeting with a representative delegation from Swat district led by the Parliamentary Secretary for Anti Corruption and the Provincial Inspection Team, at the Chief Minister Secretariat today.
The Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Additional Chief Secretary, Secretary Higher Education, Chief Engineer of C & W department and officers of Archaeology department were also present.
Responding to the demands presented by Dr. Haider Ali on this occasion, the Chief Minister clarified that since the Jahanzeb College was built in 1952, therefore, it cannot be declared as national heritage under the law as it has not yet completed 100 years of construction.
He, however, assured that new building would be constructed for the college at the same site and design if the seismic centre of the Engineering University does not declare the damaged building dangerous. In this connection he directed the C & W department to prepare design of the building according to existing architecture.
The Chief Minister also ordered to initiate construction of Swat University Campus in order to shift the university from the rental building to its own new campus. He also sought progress on implementation of his announcements and decisions for construction of different roads of swat and directed the relevant authorities to prepare PC-1 of internal roads of kalam and Mahudhand Road.
He informed the delegation that funds for improvement of all roads of Swat city and Murghzar road had already been released and work on these roads was underway.
On a complaint about deteriorating condition of certain roads built during the previous regime, Pervez Khattak regretted that the commission culture largely practiced by the previous rulers was responsible for such condition of the roads and government buildings they had pocketed the public money that should have been spent on development projects.
He, however, said that all such undesirable practices had been done away with in present PTI-led government which would ensure durability of the civil works. He also directed the Forests department to carry out massive tree plantation alongside the River Swat under the Billion Trees Tsunami Project.

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