Peshawar: Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, Chief Justice Peshawar High Court, while eulogizing endeavours of Secretary C&W Engr Zahid Arif for timely and quality completion of developmental schemes including highways and public buildings paid tributes to entire engineer community for dynamic role in progress of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.
He was addressing a briefing of the C&W Deptt at the high court premises in respect of construction of judicial complex and judicial lodges for judges in Chitral under ADP scheme.
Subhan Shah, Registrar PHC, Qaiser Rahim, Director Planning, and other officials also attended the event besides Chief Engineer Central Design
Office (CDO) Engr Shoukat Shah, Principal Architect Irfan Mohsin Urfi and Architect Naeem Iqbal of C&W Deptt. This 3- storey Judicial Complex costs Rs 600 million.
Engr Zahid Arif briefed that the complex will be constructed at 40 kanals land on NCC Road along Chitral River. It besides foolproof security arrangements for judges and complainants, will envisage well-equipped Bar Room, Conference Hall, library, Record Room, internet café, mosque, dispensary, cafeteria, commodity and stationery shops and other allied facilities. Similarly the lighting system will be linked with the solar energy so that judicial proceedings do not disturb in case of load shedding.
He revealed that Rs 8 million were sanctioned in PDWP for planning, design and drawings of the project, however, this task was completed by CDO of C&W department without any cost resulting in huge financial savings.
He said that the Chief Minister Ameer Haider khan Hoti and Chief Secretary Ghulam Dastgir Akhtar were eager in overall development of Chitral and entire KP province.
The Chief Justice appreciated the design and approved it with some minor changes.
He also lauded self-sufficiency efforts of C&W department and advised Engr Zahid Arif to continue with capacity building program of the engineers and other officials of C&W department.