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KP CM Ali Amin Gandapur pledges development and support for merged districts in meeting with tribal jirga

By News Desk

June 2, 2024 09:58 PM


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In a significant meeting held in Gandapur, the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sardar Ali Amin Khan, engaged with a multi-member tribal jirga from the Khyber district, reported 24NewsHD TV channel SUnday.

The jirga, which included MNA Iqbal Afridi, former federal minister Noorul Haq Qadri and local elders detailed the pressing issues faced by their region. These concerns encompassed various sectors such as health, education, road infrastructure, electricity load shedding, and drinking water.

Chief Minister Gandapur assured the jirga of his commitment to addressing these issues, outlining his administration’s development plans for the merged districts.

He announced a significant move to recruit children of former Special Forces martyrs into the police force, emphasizing that promises made to the people of these districts will be fulfilled sequentially.

Gandapur highlighted that the upcoming financial year's budget allocates more funds than initially promised for the development of the merged districts.

Gandapur reiterated the vision of Imran Khan, aiming to bring the backward districts on par with developed ones.

He acknowledged the immense sacrifices made by the tribal people in the war against terrorism and promised that their full rights would be honoured. Inviting international financial institutions to invest in these districts, Gandapur outlined plans to create employment opportunities and improve local health and education facilities.

The Chief Minister announced that the next year’s budget would include interest-free loans for youth to start their own businesses, with a specific quota for the youth of the merged districts.

He assured that unprecedented development works would be initiated, funded by the government, while urging the local people to monitor the quality of these projects diligently.

Gandapur called for the community’s support in eradicating drugs and corruption, describing the local populace as his team. He announced a new policy for mining, ensuring that areas involved in mining activities would receive their full rights. He emphasized that development projects would be tailored to the needs of each area, and the local people would decide which projects should be prioritized.

Addressing the law and order situation, Gandapur outlined his strategy to improve security in the merged districts, stating that peace is essential for development and prosperity. He also raised concerns about the federal government not fully paying the allocated funds for these districts and urged the people to support him in securing the province’s rights. Gandapur pledged to continue raising his voice at every forum for the rights of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The jirga thanked the Chief Minister for his time and attentively listening to their issues, paying tribute to his efforts in advocating for the province's rights, particularly those of the merged districts. They assured him of their full support, especially concerning electricity matters.


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