Kala Bagh dam is disputed issue, CM

Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti has said that Kalabagh Dam was a disputed project and ANP and provincial government stance on the issue was water clear. He said that information minister has made detailed briefing on the issue in this connection.

He said that the nation and country need unity in their ranks while discussing disputed projects will harm national unity. He said that Kala Bagh Dam was not in favour of our province on technical grounds.

Regarding affiliation with JUI, he said that not even ANP but the affiliation of entire political parties will be early to say, added, ANP has the option like other parties. He said that ANP has opened its doors, however, no final decision has been made in this regard. Regarding interim setup, he said that suitable time for the setup will be declared after consultation with leader of the opposition on suitable time.

To a query regarding agriculture policy, the CM said that mechanized farming and agriculture policy will prove harbinger of active government functionaries, financial improvement of farmers and progress in agriculture production.

He said that the project will make available modern technology, environment and facilities to enable farmers to yield more production from their limited areas. He was talking to media men upon inauguration of provincial mechanized farming project and agriculture policy.