Staff Reporter Peshawar
A 40-member jirga of the elders of Jani Khel tribe of district Bannu called on Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Thursday and apprised him in detail about all the issues being faced by people of the area.
Besides Provincial Minister Shah Mohammad Wazir, Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz, Inspector General of Police Moazzam Jah Ansari, Commandant Frontier Constabulary Salahuddin, Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Commissioner Bannu, Regional Police Officer, Deputy Commissioner and District Police Officer Bannu were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the jirga, the Chief Minister assured the jirga to resolve all their problems on priority basis, maintain law and order situation and to ensure rapid development of the area.
He announced special development package of Rs. 2 billion for the area and Rs. 2 billion for the construction of Shakto Dam in Jani Khel.
In order to provide employment opportunities to the youth of Jani Khel, the Chief Minister announced recruitment of five platoons comprising of Jani Khel youth in Frontier Constabulary and said that all the expenses would be borne by the provincial government.
He directed the concerned authorities to prepare a proper case in this regard at the earliest and submit it for approval.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister also announced the construction of a police station at Jani Khel.
The Chief Minister assured to start developmental schemes in health, education, road infrastructure and other social sectors for the area on priority basis.
Mahmood khan said that the provincial government was taking serious steps to maintain law & order in the area and urged the elders of the area to play their due role in this regard.
The Chief Minister lamented that some elements tried to incite the people of Jani Khel against the government for their political purposes but the people of Jani Khel did not listen to them and thwarted their attempt.
Mahmood Khan said that being the Chief Minister, he wanted and strived for peace and development in all parts of the province for which result oriented steps were being taken.
The Chief Minister further said that provincial government honored the agreement reached with the people of Jani Khel adding that the promises made to them will be fulfilled.