Khattak accuses Centre of injustices to small provinces

30,000 teachers hiring be completed soon, billion trees tsunami project is nation’s future: CM

Staff Reporter

peshawar—Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said the Centre was creating problems for smaller provinces. The excesses and injustices against small federating units were incomprehensible. The federation should ensure equality and justice to all but unfortunately resources of country were in hands of a few and they were using them for their own benefit, he added.
He was addressing a public gathering at Teshil and district Battagram which was also attended by Provincial Minister Mehmood Khan, Advisor to CM on C&W Akbar Ayub, MPA Shaukat Yousafzai, Special Assistant to CM Haji Abdul Haq, District Nazim Battagram, Former MPA Battagram Taj Muhammad Khan Tarand, Divisional President PTI Zar Gul Khan, Yousaf Khan Tarand, Attaullah Khan and other district and Tehsil members.
Chief Minister warned that he would stage agitation if the share of electricity was not given to the province. He would go to any extent for the provincial rights. The province was producing 4100 megawatt of electricity and that was given to the national grid. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had a share of 13.5% but its 600-megawatt of electricity was regularly stolen at daily basis that was great injustice to the people.
Pervez Khattak told the gathering that load shedding was not the problem of Battagram and other remote areas alive but of the entire province. He had talked to the relevant quarter and the federal government conceded to it but the federal government practical failed on this front. ‘It is our due right under the constitution, we do not demand for favor and the federal government would have to give our constitutional right’, he added. He demanded to hand over the management and transmission of electricity to the province and assured for the production of cheap electricity and ending the load shedding. He questioned the sincerity of Amir Maqam for not raising this issue. ‘Unfortunately in our country the interest of groups are safeguarded and the poor are in the wilderness’, he added.
The Chief Minister talked about the reforms in health and education sectors and termed them matchless adding that there would be no politics in educational institutions in future. His government ensured facilities in 13,000 schools, which was previously known as missing facilities. It recruited 20,000 teachers and would complete recruitment of 30,000 teachers this year. In health sector the teaching hospitals were given autonomy, which was a unique step, by the government in the health sector. He also dwelt at length over the free Medicare facilities to the people and Sehat Ka Insaf card and added that these are pro poor initiative, extended to whole of the province and that would benefit 1.8m families who would get free healthcare upto 540,000. He also termed the billion trees tsunami project as the future of the nation. He also announced up gradation of different schools on need basis in district Battagram.

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