The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has directed to extend the deadline of the shifting of private schools and hospitals in certain residential areas due to hardships being faced by the general public specially students and patients in this regard. It is worth mentioning that there were complaints about haphazard commercial activities and traffic problems in Peshawar district and in the city residential areas particular due to which the citizens were facing enormous problems and such complaints were increasing day by day. The Chief Minister while taking cognizance of these public grievances, ordered to ban the commercial activities in the residential areas and shift such institutions to some other suitable places. Upon this the local administration issued deadline to the concern commercial setups where-after campaign was started to seal the institutions that violated the directives. Certain private schools and hospitals in residential areas were also affected due to this campaign wherein complaints of suffering thousands of students and patients also surfaced. The Chief Minister henceforth directed to soften the deadline to give these institutions including schools, hospitals and welfare agencies more time for shifting from the residential areas.
Meanwhile, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak chaired a comprehensive briefing on streamlining the drinking water system on scientific lines, shifting the tube wells on solar energy and providing clean drinking water to the people all over the province. The briefing was given by a Dubai based firm Pak Oasis at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. On this occasion Pak Oasis offered huge investment in drinking water sector in the province. The Chief Minister while welcoming the offer directed the authorities of public health engineering, irrigation and local government to give final shape to such matters after consultation with the concerned firm so that the tendering process could be initiated soon after Eid-ul-Azha.
The Chief Minister assured the firm’s officials that all necessary security and other requirements of its activities would be guaranteed. The briefing was attended by the provincial minister PHE Shah Farman Khan, Additional Chief Secretary Khalid Pervez, Economic Advisor to the Chief Minister Rafaqat Ullah Babar, Secretaries and Chief Engineers of P&D, LG&RD, Irrigation, Finance and other concerned departments. The meeting was told that shifting the tube wells and water filtration plants to solar energy would save lot of time energy and resources while the people could be provided to adequate and clean drinking water at their door step. It was further told that services of consultants have been hired for new schemes of water supply and sanitation. For this purpose four consultants have been hired for this purpose. The Chief Minister underlined the need of acquiring the services of at least one consultant at every region level in the province in this regard.
Source: The Frontier Post