Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has stated that development of agricultural land in D.I. Khan will be made possible through setting up of water courses adding that supply of power to industrial zones in D.I. Khan through wheeling will attract investors through provision of cheap electricity thereby promoting industrialization in the province.
He directed to initiate work on Chashma Right Bank Lift Canal (CRBC) project which would be made possible jointly by the Provincial Agriculture and Irrigation Departments. Completion of this project will help to irrigate more than three lac acres of agricultural land. Peshawar to D.I. Khan Expressway will further enhance commercial and economic activities in D.I. Khan while on other hand, with the completion of Gomal Zam Dam projects, water supply would be available to rural areas as well.
These views were expressed by the Chief Minister during a meeting with a delegation from DI Khan, led by Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur, at Chief Minister House Peshawar. The meeting was also attended by Advisor to the Chief Minister on merged Districts Ajmal Wazir, members of Provincial Assembly from D.I. Khan, Administrative Secretaries of the concerned departments and other senior officials.
The meeting was briefed thoroughly about the Upgradation of Agriculture Faculty to the level of Agriculture University, Establishment of Nurseries for fisheries, Water Courses, CRBC project, Road Infrastructure Maintenance, Drinking Water Problems, Agricultural, drainage issues, health, education and other important issues of D.I.Khan. The Chief Minister asked the Deputy Commissioner D.I. Khan and Local Government officials to resolve the issues of drainage in D.I. Khan on priority basis.
The Chief Minister also directed to resolve the problem of drinking water in District Tank adding that the schemes in this respect have already been identified. He directed the Deputy Commissioner Tank to ensure implementation of all the small and major developmental schemes in consultation with elected public representatives.
While briefing about the developmental projects in education sector of D.I. Khan, it was informed that Rs.360 million have been allocated for 85 different schemes in the educational sector further whereas establishment of 11 new primary schools have been completed while work on four remaining primary schools is underway.