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    Dir Motorway project will be extended to Dir Upper and Chitral in next phases – Mahmood Khan

    Dir Motorway project will be extended to Dir Upper and Chitral in next phases – Mahmood Khan

    Chitral Times Report

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that the incumbent provincial government is taking pragmatic steps under short term and long term plans for the sustainable development of the entire province adding that unfortunately, in the past no such planning was made for the future requirements of the province; and the then Chief Executives of the province only focused on their constituencies neglecting the rest of the province in the developmental projects.

    He expressed these views while talking to a grand Jirga of Painda Khel and Sultan Khel tribes of Upper Dir which called on him here on Thursday. MNA from Upper Dir Sibghatullah was also present on the occasion. The jirga comprising the elders of Sultan Khel and Painda Khel informed the chief minister about the public issues and discussed various matters related to the overall development of the district Upper Dir. The chief minister said that since schedule for the second phase of local government elections in the district was issued, so he could not announce any new development scheme for the district adding that as the local government elections are over, he along with Prime Minister will visit the district to address public gathering there.

    The chief minister added that the incumbent government was spending huge resources on education, health, communications, tourism and other sectors in the district adding that in the coming days more projects will also be initiated in the district. Mahmood Khan said that his government was fully aware of the issues faced by the people of Dir, and going all out to resolve those issues one by one.

    The chief minister apprised the delegates that expression of interest for the construction of first Phase of Dir Motorway project has been floated and work on the same would be started soon adding that the project will be extended to Dir Upper and Chitral in next phases. He said that the government was also deliberating upon the bifurcation of Malakand Division in to two parts which was the long standing demand of the people of Dir and Chitral. Mahmood Khan said that his government had chalked out developmental plan for all the regions of the province as per their potentials and those plans are being implemented on fast tracks.

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