KP gradually moving towards peace,

KP gradually moving towards peace, prosperity, says CM

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that peace in Afghanistan is not only in the interest of Pakistan rather also guarantees peace and stability of the entire region.

He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting regarding security matters here at Chief Minister’s House on Tuesday. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shahab Ali Shah and other officials were also present on the occasion.

The chief minister said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is gradually moving towards peace and prosperity. He stated that it is our collective responsibility to take this country and province towards peace and development.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken tough decisions for the betterment of the country. The development and prosperity of Pakistan is our agenda, we will take every possible step to make Pakistan peaceful and a stable country.

The Chief Minister discussed the priorities of the present government, restoration of peace in the region and other important matters related to economic development of the province. He said that the present government of PTI is successfully pursuing its agenda of a prosperous and stable province.

Mahmood Khan said that restoration of peace in Afghanistan is in the interest of the entire region, the provincial government is trying its best on its part to improve bilateral relations with Afghanistan.

Chief Minister furthered, that Torkham border with Afghanistan has been already opened for 24/7 hours, which is a practical test of our desire for better relations with Afghanistan.

Referring to the government’s priorities regarding the merged tribal districts, the Chief Minister said that the provincial government is trying to solve the problems of tribal people.

He said that induction of Levies and Khassadars into police was most important issue of merged districts, despite difficulties; the provincial government has inducted almost 28,000 Levies and Khassadars into police. “All provincial departments have been extended to merged districts.” he added

The Chief Minister said that border markets are being set up to restore business activities in the tribal districts, which will not only boost economic and trade activities but will  also provide livelihood opportunities to locals.

The present provincial government has also incorporated important projects in CPEC including Swat Motorway, Peshawar to DI Khan Motorway and Chashma Right Bank Canal (CRBC) that will be a mile stone for the economic uplift of the province.

Chief Minister said that the government is also taking steps for the resolution of water issue in the province. Mohmand Dam has been inaugurated, work on the Suki Kenari project is underway and initiation of civil work on Dasu Dam will be made possible very soon.

The provincial government is also focused on strengthening the Divisional Headquarters to reduce the burden on the provincial capital. We are preparing a master plan for the Divisional Headquarters, for which homework is being initiated, he concluded.

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