Lifting-up backward areas’ priority of govt: Mahmood

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has termed the development of backward districts as one of the priority areas of his government and said that the government was going all out to achieve this goal further stating that Khwaza Khela-Bishaam Road project would be presented to the upcoming meeting of Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) for inclusion in CPEC projects. This project on completion would promote trade and economic activities and create tremendous employment opportunities in the area.
The chief minister made it clear that Khawaza Khela-Bishaam Road had not yet been included in CPEC and some elements were deceiving the people through baseless claim to this effect and trying to gain political credit. “The incumbent government was going to present this project in the 10th JCC meeting for making it a part of CPEC projects,” he cleared.
This he said while addressing the newly elected cabinet of Shangla Press Club here at Chief Minister House. Provincial Minister Shaukat Yousafzai, Special Assistant to CM for Information Kamran Bangash was also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister said that district level press clubs and journalists were playing an important role in highlighting the issues of general public at provincial level adding that the provincial government was taking every possible step to resolve the problems faced by journalists community of the province. Improvement and development of press clubs at districts level was the priority of his government for which available resources would be utilized, he remarked.
Earlier, the chief minister administered oath to the newly elected cabinet of Shangla Press Club. Congratulating the newly elected members, the chief minister expressed the hope that the newly elected cabinet will utilize its professional capabilities and perform leading role in highlighting the issues of local people and promoting journalistic values as well. Mahmood Khan on the occasion assured that all genuine problems of Shangla Press Club would be resolved on priority.

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