Peshawar: Chief Justice Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, while eulogizing endeavours of Secretary Communication & Works (C&W) Engr Zahid Arif for timely and quality completion of developmental schemes including highways and public buildings paid tributes to entire engineer’s community for dynamic role in progress of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He was addressing a briefing of the C&W Deptt at the high court premises about construction of judicial complex and judicial lodges for judges in Chitral under Annual Development Program.
It besides Subhan Shah, Registrar PHC, Qaiser Rahim, Director Planning, and other officials of the high court, was also attended by 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 will be completed with financial implication of Rs 600 million.
Engr Zahid Arif in his briefing said that the complex will be constructed at 40 kanals land on NCC road along Chitral River. It will be furnished with fool-proof security arrangements for judges and complainants and will include well-equipped Bar Room, Conference Hall, library, Record Room, internet café, mosque, dispensary, cafeteria, commodity and stationery shops and other allied facilities. Similarly solar lighting system will also be provided so that judicial proceedings do not disturb.
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.