PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday visited Lower Dir and laid the foundation stone of six-kilometre-long Chakdarra Bypass.
Addressing a public meeting after the foundation stone laying ceremony, the CM said that Chakdarra Bypass would be completed in two years with an estimated cost of Rs. 450 million and it would reduce travel time by 90 minutes.
He said that the project would benefit 3.3 million people of Dir, Bajaur and District Chitral. He said that Sanam Dam of Dir is a gigantic project of public welfare for which the government has approved 500 million rupees.
Chief Minister also announced the upgrading of District Headquarters Taimergara and the inclusion of upper Dir Cadet College in the next ADP. He said that local industries would be given electricity and Lower Dir Medical College would be made functional very soon. He also announced the beautification of Chakdarra.
He said that when PTI assume power performance of public entities were distressing and they were being mortgaged by previous rulers.
He said that the PTI government took strict decisions despite having an option to acquire a loan and overburden people. He said that the economy of the country is strengthening with each passing day while steps have been taken to return foreign loans.
Mahmood Khan said that the government has launched various public welfare schemes, including the Ehsas Programme, that aimed facilitation of poor and needy and give them chances to change their lives.
He said that Prime Minister improved the image of Pakistan and highlighted the Kashmir issue on every available world forum.
The Chief Minister said that the KP government is the only province that has started legislation to protect the rights of children and added that those found guilty of child abuse would be dealt with accordingly.