CM KP inaugurates various uplift projects


Says Inter level cricket stadium to be completed at cost of Rs1b

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan on Thursday inaugurated various uplift projects in Peshawar, prominent among which was an international-standard cricket ground at Hayatabad Sports Complex.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister informed the media that this cricket ground project would be completed with an estimated cost of Rs one billion. At this state-of-the-art stadium, he said all international level facilities would be provided to the players and people. With the assistance of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sports Department, international-level cricket matches would be held at this ground.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister inaugurated five module operation theaters at Lady Reading Hospital here. The Chief Minister said work on 25 operation theaters was continued at Lady Reading Hospital. Later, the Chief Minister inaugurated the Headquarters Tower of Khyber Bank which would be equipped with all contemporary facilities.

The Chief Minister informed that the project would cost 1.29 billion rupees to complete. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan also inaugurated a new block and other facilities at the Khyber College of Dentistry. He said the new block would further enhance the service delivery scope of the Khyber College of Dentistry to facilitate the people.

Meanwhile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan on Thursday inaugurated the newly constructed building at Khyber College of Dentistry (KCD). According to Dean and Professor Dr Syed Nasir Shah, this new building would double the patient catering capacity, adding that it has seven floors including a day care centre, IT, library, mosque, college store, two lecture theatres and laboratories.

Three clinical departments are located on the first and second floors with 90 dental chairs. The Basic Science Block is on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors and has four departments. KP Health Minister Taimur Salim Jhagra who was also present on the occasion said that this development project was started in February 2015 and completed in December 2022 at a cost of Rs 580 million.