MARDAN (APP): Advisor to Prime Minister Amir Muqam Tuesdayannounced for a university in Swat for the better education of the young generation of the Swat valley.
Amir Muqam was addressing a gathering in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province Tuesday after inaugurating a gas project worth Rs 1,200 million in PK-27 constituency of Mardan district.
In his address, president of federally ruling party’s KP chapter announced that Swat would be having its first university constructed very soon, providing better opportunities to the local students who have to move to Lahore, Islamabad and other cities for education.
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who has been campaigning for women education years before since before she hit 20 years of age earlier this month hails from Swat. She was shot by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan for joining a school and aspiring to change the fate of girls in Swat.
Amir Muqam said today’s mammoth public meeting was in fact a `people’s JIT (joint investigation team)’ against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), which would be voted out as the people would cast votes in favour of the PML-N in General Elections 2018.
The advisor apprised the participants of the meeting that the federal government had initiated many gas connection projects at the cost of Rs 26 billion in Khyber Pakhtunkwa while the PTI’s provincial government had neither spent nor paid a single penny under the head of gas supply.
The federal government, he said, had also released additional funds of Rs 12 billion to the KP government, which it had failed to utilize for the betterment of masses.
Amir Muqam said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had also approved supply of gas to PK-28 and he would soon inaugurate the project in that regard. He thanked the prime minister and the federal minister for oil and gas for approving gas supply projects for the Mardan district.
The PML-N leader criticized PTI chief Imran Khan for challenging the mandate of 200 million people of Pakistan given to the PML-N. The PTI leadership, he said, had no proof of any financial irregularity committed by the PML-N leadership.
“Since Nawaz Sharif is the second name of development, so Imran Khan’s dream of becoming prime minister will never realize,” he remarked. Amir Muqam alleged that like his leader, KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak was apt in hatching conspiracies. But they could not compete with those who were taking practical steps for the prosperity of people and development of the country, he added.
He said the people had now become aware of the reality of PTI’s slogans and could no more be hoodwinked in the name of ‘change’. He said the PML-N leadership had fulfilled its promises made to MNA Jamshed Mohmand at time of his joining the party.
The promises included a separate Wapda division for Thakt Bhai, establishment of a sub-division at Lund Khawar, installation of a 40 MVA transformer and setting up a new grid station at Jalala.
Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the prime minister had given full authority to Amir Muqam for launching development schemes in the KP.
The federal government, he said, was providing gas facility to some 2.2 million homes in the province. The mega China Pakistan Economic Corridor project would benefit the KP and Baluchistan provinces the most.