Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and American Ambassador to Pakistan Anne W.Petterson signing an agreement at Swat this morning.

Chief Minister Ameer Haidar Khan Hoti has said that the first installment of 36 million dollar aid from America will be spent on reconstruction, social and
services sectors of Malakand division.

The Chief Minister also announced the writing off of utility bills of four
months of the people of Swat whose procedure will be finalized next month.

He expressed these views while addressing participants of local peace jirga
and local notables on his one day visit to Swat on Thursday. Fazal-ur-Rahman
Nono presented the welcome address on behalf of the local notables.
The Chief Minister said that the Pak army possessing professional skills is
fully capable of establishing peace. He lauded the sacrifices of Pak army,
police and other forces for the elimination of militancy and disorder from the
area. He also lauded the tolerance and patience of heirs of other Shuhadas
including Dr. Shamsher Khan.

He also announced financial assistance worth one crore to heirs of Dr.
Shamsher Khan which will be paid collectively by the federal and provincial
government.

Regarding the financial assistance of heirs of the Shuhadas, the Ameer Haider
Khan Hoti said that the procedure of financial assistance of the heirs of the
Shuhadas has been simplified in order to provide prompt relief to the affectees.
The CM lauding the efforts of local peace jirga said that we need to be united
for saving the country disregard of politics, ideologies and flags adding that
unity between people and political parties is essential for successfully
defeating the collective enemy and complex problems. He said that the people of
Malakand division have rendered great sacrifices and endured difficulties and
problems for the nation and country adding that the pakhtun wali of people of
the host districts has played a vital role in lessening their problems and
difficulties who has opened the doors of their houses and hearts for them.

He said that during the insurgency in Swat, the house of his elder Khan Abdul
Wali Khan has also been destroyed. The Chief Minister said that relief package
based on small loans will soon be announced for Malakand division adding that
the reconstruction phase has commenced in Malakand division. The chief minister
said that the number of tehsils have been increased in the area which will open
windows of job opportunities. Moreover Technical institutes will also be opened.
The chief minister said that the promise of enforcement of Nizam-e-Adl will be
fulfilled. The chief minister later distributed cheques of financial assistance
amongst heirs of the martyrs.