CM inspects construction activities of BRT project in city during surprise visit
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak paid a surprise visit to the under-construction Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) project and inspected its various construction activities. Provincial Ministers Shah Farman, Mian Jamsheddin Kaka Khel, Advisor to CM, Ishtiaq Urmur and other concerned officials accompanied him during the visit. The Chief Minister was briefed about the construction work, the pace of progress and other aspects of the rapid bus transit at different locations. Pervez Khattak directed for the completion of construction work under the already determined time lines. He said it was a unique project of public welfare giving one solution to all the traffic problems in Peshawar.
Pervez Khattak directed for the accelerated work and efforts should be made to mitigate the problems of the commuters during the construction work adding that in view of the growing traffic problems in Peshawar, there was no space for a slightest delay in the overall construction and completion of the project in time. The quality of work should be ensured adding that his government would use all the available resources for the best public interest in a transparent manner.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said the government has completed the establishment of universities at divisional level and now would spread the tertiary education to district level throughout the province adding that quality education will continue to be his government top priority area. He was chairing a meeting on establishment and streamlining Buner University at CM House Peshawar. The meeting was attended by Minister for Auqaf Haji Habibur Rehman, Adviser to Chief Minister on Higher Education Mushtaq Ghani, Secretary Higher Education Zahir Ali Shah, Secretary Finance Shakeel Qadir, Chief Planning Officer Muhammad Zaman Marwat, VC Abdul Wali Khan University/ Project Director of Buner University Muhammad Kursheed Khan, Special Secretary to CM Akhtar Saeed Turk and other concerned authorities.
Pervez Khattak reminded that quality education and efficient educational services were part of the PTI’s manifesto and called upon the officials and experts to collectively contribute to the standardization and quality education in the province. It is pertinent to mention here that University at Buner was initially established as regional campus of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan and thereafter was upgraded to the status of a full fledge University having the capacity to provide educational facilities to one thousands students.
The meeting focused on different issues that included the allocation of Rs. 60 million for the Buner University, the complaints about the substandard construction work of newly established academic block, land acquisition and provision of transport and other facilities to the university and made a number of decisions. Pervez Khattak directed for the quality education and quality construction in the university, forming a committee to look into the complaints of substandard construction work and fix responsibility in this regard. The report should reach him within a week. He also approved creation of additional facilities adding that a PC-I should be prepared and he in principle agreed to creation of different facilities.