Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti has said that the role of labourers in the development of the country is of great importance and as such it is the foremost duty of the government to protect their rights and solve their problems adding that the present provincial government has taken revolutionary measures for the welfare of the labourers.
He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Labour Colony Mardan in Peshawar on Wednesday. The Chief Minister said that the sole aim of his politics was to sever the down trodden segment of society; and he does not believe in the politics of mere slogans and premises rather he firmly believes in serving the poor masses.
The Chief Minister said that workers welfare Board has approved funds amounting to 55 million rupees for various Development schemes in the said colony including the installation of Gas meters, boundary wall, street lightning, repair of quarters and other civil works, adding that practically work on the schemes will soon be started.
He said that the provincial boys and girls school of labour colony had already been upgraded. On this occasion President ANP KP23 Mardan, Shah Nawaz Khan, General Secretary Latif Khan, Secretary Housing department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Akbar Khan, Secretary Workers Welfare Board, Tariq Awan and other concerned authorities were also present.
The Chief Minister directed the concerned quarters to take necessary steps to start work on the approved schemes of the labour colony and to ensure their timely completion. Members of the delegation expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for taking special interest in solving the problems of the colony and ensured him all possible support.