CM announces Rs2b for gas supply project in Karak Minerals’ royalty funds being spent on South Districts’ uplift: Mahmood

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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Tuesday announced Rs. 2 billion for gas supply project in district Karak. He was addressing a public gathering in Makh Banda in district Karak with Member National Assembly Shahid Khattak, Special Assistant to Chief Minister, Kamran Bangash and district leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf present on this occasion.

He said that oil and gas royalty funds were being spent on the development and welfare of people in southern districts. Chief Minister said that comprehensive development packages have been finalized for the sustainable development of oil and gas producing districts in the province. He said various development projects have been completed with the royalty amount and many projects were in pipeline to be inaugurated soon.

He said that Rs.720 millions drinking water supply project to Karak city from Lawagar Dam was approved whereas a state of the art teaching hospital would be set up in the southern district. Chief Minister said that Peshawar-D.I Khan motorway project would bring development and prosperity in southern districts. He said that the six-line motorway project would be completed with an estimated cost of Rs 260 billion.

He said that Rs.450 millions was earmarked in the annual development fund for various road construction projects in Karak district. He also announced construction of a sports complex with a cost of Rs. 550 millions in Karak to provide better playing facilities to youth. He said that the entire population of southern districts would start availing Health Card Plus facility by January 31.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Hajj, Auqaf and Religious Affairs Zahoor Shakir Tuesday said the provincial government was facilitating housing sector in order to provide modern residential facilities to the people besides generating employment opportunities for them at local level.

Talking to media here along with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Housing Dr. Amjad Ali after a draw for the Hangu Township Scheme, he termed Hangu Township as one of the step in this connection. Felicitating the residents of District Hangu, he said the township would usher a new era of progress and development in the backward and far-flung area.
He said that on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, the government instead of hallow slogans was taking practical steps for initiating hundreds of development schemes. The implementation of development schemes, he said, would help resolve the problems of poor.—APP

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