Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has directed to finalize arrangements for allotment of plots to the affectees of Earthquake devastated Balakot in the new Balakot city by 30th April 2017. He directed an enquiry by the provincial inspection team to fix responsibility for the claims of contractor after the stoppage of work on the New City Balakot project and other problems created by the winding up of infrastructure development in the Balakot Township. He was presiding over a meeting at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar.
Deputy Chairman ERRA, DG PERRA, Commissioner Hazara, DC Mansehra, DIG Hazara, Regional President PTI Zar Gul, Ex-MPA Mazhar Ali Qasim, four village Nazimeen of Balakot city, Riaz Ahmad, Haji Noor Hussain, Muhammad Imtiaz and Asad Qazafi attended. Chief Minister asked the quarter concerned to ensure that plots to the affectees were allotted by 30th April adding that the provincial inspection team should investigate the reasons behind the continuation/engagement of contractor when the work was stopped seven years back.
The enquiry committee will fix responsibility for the lapse and suggest action in this regard. The committee would submit its recommendations within 10 days. The Chief Minister also constituted another committee which would prepare a feasibility report for the future work in the new Balakot city project. The committee would comprise Chief Engineer ERRA, PD Mansehra Development Authority and DG ERRA.