Youth, jobless, special people to be given priority in budget: CM

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that students, jobless youth, special people and poor segments of society will be the focus of our provincial budget. He said concrete and realistic steps will be taken for welfare of all of them. He said a new plan of setting hundreds of small power stations at local level and production of cheap electricity has been chalked out to attract investment and industrialization in the province. 

He said a target of producing 2000 mega watt electricity and providing it to the local industrial units on reasonable rates has been fixed for new fiscal year. A number of mega projects including Peshawar mass transit will be part of the new budget, he added and revealed that a unique characteristic of the development strategy of the PTI led coalition govt will be master planning of all cities and towns of the province including Peshawar that he said was totally ignored in the past. He said from now onwards developmental works in all cities and towns including the public and private constructions will be undertaken under well conceived master planning.

He expressed these views while addressing a public meeting and later talking to media at Nizampur area of Nowshera district. The Chief Minster was given enthusiastic welcome on this occasion and participants of the rally chanted high rise slogans of Pervez Khattak, Imran khan & PTI zindabad. While it was also address by provincial minister for excise and taxation Main jamsheed ud din kakakhel, MPA of the area Idrees Khattak, PTI Nowshera SVP Ihsan Khattak, Jamil khan and Dr. Muhammad Sadiq who paid rich tributes to Chief Minister for candid steps against corruption and brining change in the system. On this occasion PPP a activist Hameed & Samiullah Khattak along with his hundreds of supporter and family members announced joining PTI and expressed full confidence in central and provincial party leadership and CM, as well as assured all sacrifices for party manifestive. Provincial President of PTI ashgar swati was also present on this occasion.

Pervez Khattak termed the federal budget anti poor and malafide saying that not only the rights of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are usurpoted but drone attack was made on 90% of people of the country except a special rich group of Punjab. 

He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was wrongly thinking that spending resources of the entire county only on mega projects in certain areas of Punjab will benefit his investment community on one hand while win the people of this province as well as he said unless realistic steps for welfare of poor are not taken, the masses could not think good for their rulers but the cases of suicide will go on rise in society. 

He said that the nation and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular are made venerable to price hike by increasing the gas tariff while no projects of hydel power stations and other sectors were given to KP. Similarly our province was deprived of so many rights including the payment of our surplus water. He said we would not be silent spectators on all such cruelties and will thus knock the door of CCI soon.

Chief Minister expressed concern that federal govt was getting interest based loans in name of investment and spending it in Punjab that will further aggravate the financial position of the country and will further increase financial problems of the people. He said that PTI led collation govt was implementing its election manifastive. He said that people especially the youth has voted us into power 100% with the hope of change that means ensuring supremacy of law, merit & justice. He said that injustices created unrest among the people but the past rules did not give heed to this fact. 

He said change is visible in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa now. Police is depoliticized and has become real force to safeguard the life and property of the people. 

He said police jobs will be given on merit through NTS in future and there will be no postings and appointments on political basis, or auctioned by MPA, s like in past. He regretted that past regimes benefited blue eyed contractors and officials through substandard construction of schools, hospitals and other public buildings but this procedure is changed now.

New buildings will be built in transparent way on need basis but first the deficiency of staff and facilities in the existing schools and hospitals will be catered on prriority basis. He said that teachers are spiritual parents of students so they must ensure punctuality to teach and make them builders of the future. He said that unified English medium education system has been launched in KP to end the class based colonial education system and thus also enable the children of poor to compete those of rich in every sphere of life.

Chief Minister made a number of developmental announcements on this occasion. He approved construction of 10.k.m. Khairabad to Nizampur road and assured that 30 .k.m more will be included in next fiscal year while its construction will be expanded to kohat in the 3rd and the last phase. Similarly he said work on Malang Baba Nizampur road will also started soon. He also approved branch roads for 36 villages of Nizampurand directed for its inclusion in the new ADP. He also announced a new vocational and technical college and up gradation of a number of middle and high schools in Nazimpur.

Source: The Frontier Post.