Chief Minister Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that the provincial government after consultations with the Malakand jira will try to implement Shari Nizam-e-Adl (Sharia Regulation) during the current month in Malakand division.
Talking to members of provincial assembly during his weekly meetings with them at his office on Thursday, the Chief Minister said that the issue of wheat and flour crisis will be taken up with the Council of Common Interests (CCI).
Those who met the CM include Provincial Ministers Amjid Khan Afridi, Ayyub Khan Ashari and Shuja Khan, MPAs Syed Rahim Khan, Anwar Khan, Iftikhar Shagai, Pervez Khan, Alamzeb Khan, Adnan Wazir, Dr. Shamsher, Waqar Ahmad, Mufti Mehmood Alam, Abdussatar, Mualvi Obaidullah, Shakeel Bashir Omarzai, Alamgir Khalil, Atrifur Rehman, Fazlullah, Meer Sultana, Shagufta Malik, Sanjeeda Yusuf and Munawwar Farman.
Speaking on the occasion, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti said that efforts would be carried out at every front for obtaining the provincial rights.
Elaborating, he informed that a jirga had been constituted for resolving the issue of net hydel profit amounting to Rs500 billion, which could not be paid to the province since 1973. Chief minister said the jirga will hold meetings with the president and Prime Minister and will take up the issue with them on basis of the decision of previous government which was Rs110 billion as first installment.
He also said that the districts where natural resources have been explored will be given a five percent royalty on the resources.
However, the Chief Minister said the top most priority of the coalition government was to restore peace in the province as the developmental processes could not be flourished without peace and tranquility.
He said that the implementation of Shariah System in Malakand was a much-awaited demand of the people of Dir, saying the provincial government was desirous to give a practical shape to the enforcement of the system during the holy month of Ramazan.
Ameer Haider Hoti also stressed upon the provincial assembly members to expedite their efforts for restoration of peace in their respective constituencies.
He said after swearing-in by Asif Ali Zardari as president of the country, the processes of transition to democracy on national level has been completed and expressed his hope that besides the issue of net hydel profit, other issues being faced by the province will be resolved amicably.
The MPAs on the occasion informed the CMabout the problems being faced by the people of their respective areas. The chief minister also issued directives for resolving some of their problems.