Hangu: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti has announced a package worth Rs. 250 million for development of Hangu and prosperity of its people in a public gathering at Hangu on Monday. He said that followers of Bacha Khan don’t believe in politics based on false promises. He said that the people should thwart evil designs of cracking religious harmony, unity and Islamic brethren. He said that red-flag revolution has swept Khyber Pakhtunkhwa leaving no space for any other revolution. He said that sacrifices of ANP for security and protection to the motherland and nation are secrets to none. He said that completion of political manifesto was due to acumen of leadership and support of the people. He said that slogan of control over resources is not limited to Pakhtunkhwa, rather it is general for all districts. He said that 10% of revenue from oil, gas and hydel power will be spent on producing districts while 2100MW power will be generated from water resources. He said that solution to extremism lies in peace and promotion of education.
ANP district president and MNA Pir Haider Shah chaired the gathering. Senior Provincial Minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour, Senator Abdul Nabi Bangash, Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Hussain Shah Hussaini and Syed Zahid Hussain Shah addressed the gathering. Senator Baz Muhammad Khan, Provincial Minister Amjid Afridi, ANP local leaders and party workers were also present on the occasion. Prominenet Hangu personalities Hussain Shah Hussaini and Zahid Hussain Shah along with their hundreds of companions announced affiliation to ANP on the occasion.
The chief minister threw detailed light on steps of present government undertaken for development of Hangu during the past four years and said that he will honor every promise made with the people. He said that we don’t believe in politics based on false promises because our ancestors haven’t taught us such lessons. He lauded effort of representative Jirga for restoration of peace in Hangu and said that people of Hangu should destroy heinous agenda of enemy to state through religious harmony and unity. He said that the present government kept on track the development process in the province in spite of terrorism, insurgency and natural disasters. He said that ever increasing resources of oil and gas in southern districts will make them the major economic hub in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that royalty of oil, gas and hydel power producing areas had been increased 100% for realizing, Khpla Khawra Khpal Ikhtyar and these resources worth billion rupees will be spent on development of these areas.
Upon welcoming new affiliates of the party, the chief minister said that sacrifices of ANP for eradication of terrorism, establishment of peace and services to Pakhtuns are secrets to none. He said that promotion of education and unity is the only way to get rid of extremism adding, the present government is spending more resources on generalizing education. He cited Sturi Da Pakhtunkhwa, Rokhana Pakhtunkhwa, Nway Sahar Laptop Scheme, Bacha Khan Khapal Rozgar Scheme and Hunarmand Rozgar Scheme in particular in this connection. He said that these programs aimed at encouraging talented youth in government institutes and bearing education expenditures of children in private schools in far flung areas. He said that 25,000 Laptops will be distributed among intelligent students costing Rs. 1 billion. He said that we can’t tolerate sense of indifference in our youth and thousands of jobless youth are benefitting from interest free loans while the 5% mark up on loan worth Rs. 3 lac under Hunarmand Rozgar Scheme has also been removed. He said that Rs. 1 billion and Rs. 500 million have been allocated during the current year for free treatment of Cancer and Hepatitus respectively. Regarding completed and ongoing projects in Hangu, the chief minister said that currently 6 schemes of construction of science and IT blocks in four different colleges of the district costing Rs. 70.90 million is in progress while work on up gradation of primary schools to Middle costing Rs. 30 million and middle to High School costing Rs. 50 million has been completed. He said that work on up gradation of High Schools to High Secondary costing Rs. 90 million is in progress, while 70% work on terrorism devastated schools costing Rs. 70.80 million has been accomplished. He said that million rupees have been allocated for roads and water supply schemes and projects worth Rs. 1.5 billion for development of Hangu are in progress.
Responding to welcome address, the chief minister directed commissioner and revenue department for submission of report on allotment of government land in Hangu. He assured that local people will not be deprived of their right. He agreed up gradation of Doaba to Tehsil level and said that change in administrative boundaries is currently not possible due to census process; however, it will be implemented soon after the completion of census. He announced new development scheme amounting to Rs. 250 million for Hangu under which Rs. 40 million has been allocated for three water supply schemes Rs. 20.5 million for establishment of new primary schools, Rs. 40 million for up gradation of primary, middle and high schools, Rs. 2 million each for establishment of Madrassa and Graveyards, Rs. 10 million for clean drinking water, Rs. 50 million for roads and Rs.100 million for construction of stadium and other needs. He approved grant worth Rs. 20 million for Hangu College. The chief minister assured that he will accompany the people of Hangu in establishment of peace and struggle for development. The chief minister laid the foundation stone of grid station costing Rs. 165.753 million. He also formally launched anti polio campaign by administering polio drops to children less than five years of age. Secretary Health Ashfaq Ahmad Khan and district authorities of health department were also present on the occasion.