CM formally approves three new projects under Peshawar Uplift Program Phase-II

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Directs grand crackdown against professional beggars

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has formally approved three new projects to be implemented under the Peshawar Uplift Program Phase-II in addition to directing the District Administration to launch a grand and strict crackdown against professional beggars throughout the province.

Chief Minister also directed the district administration Peshawar to launch a grand crackdown against professional beggars throughout the province besides approving three new projects for implementation under Peshawar Uplift Program Phase-II. Chairing a meeting regarding Peshawar Uplift Program Phase-II, the Chief Minister directed the authorities concerned to ensure timely completion of Hayatabad trail and other ongoing schemes under the programme, further directing them to have a proper maintenance and management Plan to make these initiatives worthwhile and sustainable, said an official handout issued here on Thursday.

The Chief Minister directed the district administration to take pragmatic steps to discourage and root out professional beggary which has become a nuisance not only for locals but also for people visiting the provincial capital from other districts and provinces. Provincial Minister for Finance & Health Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Provincial Minister for Local government Faisal Amin Gandapur, MPA Pir Fida, Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Principal Secretary to CM Amjad Ali Khan, administrative secretaries concerned, Commissioner Peshawar Division Riaz Mehsud, Deputy Commissioner Peshawar, Director General (DG) Peshawar Development Authority (PDA), Director Archeology and other officials concerned attended the meeting.

While briefing the chief minister about the progress on the ongoing projects under the Peshawar Uplift Program, it was informed that designing and planning of 20 various schemes have been completed and approved, whereas tenders of these schemes would also be floated soon. According to details, 6-Kilometer long Hayatabad Trail would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 803 million which would have the modern recreational facilities, including jogging & cycling tracks, green belts, public toilets, tuck Shops, kids zone, sit outs, open gym, futsal ground, amphitheatre, badminton.

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