Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan inaugurated Rakshaw Service for collection and dumping of solid waste from Peshawar and its adjacent areas. He formally handed over new machinery and vehicles costing Rs. 80.5 million To WSSP. The new fleet of vehicles included 20 rakshaw dumpers, 18-containers, 4 water bowser, 2 Armorel Truck, one excavator and 4-Tractor Shewals. The Chief Minister said that his government was putting the provincial institutions on modern lines in order to address the problems of the people and also to facilitate them in efficient way. He revealed that this new system of solid waste management would soon be introduced at all divisional levels.
The inaugural ceremony of handing over new fleet of machinery to WSSP held at Hinopak Ring road Peshawar. Provincial Minister for Local Government Shehram Khan Tarakai, MNA Shaukat Ali, MPA Asif Khan, District Nazim Arbab Asim, Secretary Local Government Zahir Shah and high ups of WSSP and other relevant departments attended the ceremony. While talking to media on this occasion, the CM said that PTI government has converted its slogan of change into reality through sustained and dedicated efforts. Inclusion of new fleet in the solid waste management system would further improve and strengthen the cleanliness in the City. He said that the provincial government had followed the clean and green Pakistan vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan in its real sense. The government has taken the step of introducing this new fleet in the waste management system to remove all difficulties of the people of Peshawar and to provide a safe and better environment as a whole. The Chief Minister hoped that WSSP will go all out in order to facilitate the citizen’s up-to maximum level. He also assured that his government would leave no stone unturned to make Peshawar a city of flower. The government has allocated Rs. 300 million in budget for WSSP so that WSSP should be upgraded on modern lines further. He said for the first time the people of this Province twicely gave opportunity to PTI for making the government in this province which became a history of this province, now it is the responsibility of this government to deliver. Responding to a question the chief minister said that the system of local government would also be introduced in the newly merged tribal districts of erstwhile FATA and local body elections will also be hold in these new tribal districts very soon. The chief minister responding another question and said that the NAB has summoned him just as a witness in a case, he will extend cooperate to NAB in this respect. He also advised that the media should discourage false and unauthentic reporting.
Chief Minister refuted the reporting of notification for rescinding for peace and reforms committee for FATA and said that the notification is in its original form, the news about of its withdrawal is false, he added.
The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan said that the provincial government’s committed to quality education could be gauged from the fact that provincial ministers enrolled their own children in government schools which is a crystal clear proof of change.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has assured the acquisition of land for the widening of roads to picturesque areas of the province for promoting them on tourism lines. The provincial government was working on the infrastructure development throughout the province, he added.
Chief Minister also agreed to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of roads projects initiated in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank directing the quarter concerned to bring the projects to the forum of Provincial Development Working Party which after approval would be communicated to the Central Development Working Party for final approval.
He was presiding over two different meetings at Chief Minister House Peshawar. The meetings were participated by the Provincial Minister for Communication & Works, Secretaries P&D and C&W, representatives of Asian Development Bank and other relevant officials. The meeting was informed about the overall sketch of the roads projects both including the rural roads and the farm to market roads in addition to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of one thousand kilometer different roads in the province.
Chief Minister directed for the actual cost estimation of the projects in roads communication. In the first phase, the existing roads would be reconstructed and rehabilitated and the Asian Development Bank would cooperate for the pre-feasibility and full feasibility processes wherein roads in the newly seven merged districts of the erstwhile FATA would be included.
Mahmood Khan directed to immediately clear these projects for the Provincial Development Working Party for onward communication to CDWP. The process should be completed with accelerated pace that he added would bring positive impact on the socio economic life of the people of rural areas. This will also involve the major population of the rural areas in the trade and commerce sectors. Similarly, the growers would have an easy access to the market for their products.
Chief Minister assured the Asian Development Bank full cooperation not only in these projects but other projects as well adding that peace and normalcy has come to the province and the government wanted to speed up the developmental process in the province with its partners. Mahmood Khan directed to open the scenic beauty of different parts of the province to the tourists as tourism is going to be the mainstay of the provincial economy in the foreseeable future where there would be large scale employment for the youth, continued economic activities and ultimately this exercise would bring solid foundation for the overall economic development of the province.