One billion rupees is disbursed to various districts for improvement of water supply, CM

Peshawar: KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said that an amount of one billion rupees has been disbursed to various districts for improvement of water supply, sewerage and drainage system, out of which Rs. 14 million were released to Bannu and Lakki districts.

Expressing concern over encroachments in Bannu, he ordered to immediately initiate a special drive and remove all encroachments by 20th March this month.

He issued these orders while presiding over a meeting regarding development affairs of district Bannu and Lukki here Wednesday. The provincial General Secretary Khalid Masood, Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Transport Shah Mohammad Khan, former MNA Malik Nasir Khan, son of former provincial Minister Anwar Kamal Marwat late, Mansoor Kamal Marwat and concerned officers of the district departments attended the meeting.

Discussing developmental and other problems of both the districts, the Chief Minister issued necessary orders to remove impediments in such affairs. He told that the Provincial Government has devolved full powers to local bodies and forthcoming local government elections would pave way for availability of 200 to 250 million rupees provincial government fund to each provincial constituency.

He ordered the TMA Bannu to immediately return the loan amount of 50 million rupees to District Council adding that all out efforts would be made for financial strengthening of District Bannu.

The chief Minister expressed dissatisfaction over the state of encroachments in Bannu and said that like other parts of the province including Peshawar, Nowshera and Mardan, strict and result-oriented action was required to eliminate encroachments from state lands in Bannu and lakki.

He directed that no political pressure should be accepted to make the anti encroachment drive a success. He, however, advised that local shopkeepers may be persuaded for voluntary removal of their encroachments and, if required, police support should be sought.

On a complaint with regard to registration of votes Mr. khattak maintained that listing of bogus voted has become impossible now as votes of all citizens who hold National Identity Card are registered automatically.

Taking strong note of political activities of public servants particularly those relating to education department, he ordered inquiry against ASDEO, Bannu circle and asked the authorities concerned to submit lists of other government servants who are involved in political activities.

While reviewing the party position in Bannu, the Chief Minister urged the PTI district office bearers and other members to forge unity in their ranks and promote the party agenda with a team spirit.

On this occasion he also announced an amount of 10 million rupees for rehabilitation of interior roads of Bannu city and directed to prepare PC-I for construction of one Kilometer road and repair of a flood affected bridge in Bannu.

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