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PM reviews KP’s merged areas’ development projects

PM reviews KP’s merged areas’ development projects
January 13, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan chaired a review meeting on the issues related to energy, higher education, health, and development projects of merged areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Monday. During the meeting, the prime minister said that the development of merged areas of KP and bringing them at par with other parts of Pakistan is government’s top priority. “Some elements are trying to disturb peace of these areas, but we have to defeat such elements by keeping the people of these areas informed about the development process,” the premier added. Minister for Power Omar Ayub, KOP Chief Minister Mehmood Khan, the federal finance secretary and other senior officers attended the meeting. He was informed that the required funding from the Ministry of Finance has been ensured for development projects in the merged areas. Regarding efforts to provide uninterrupted power supply to the people of the merged areas, Pm Khan was apprised that the Ministry of Energy is paying special attention on strengthening the transmission infrastructure in these areas. Talking about cleanliness in these areas, the prime minister directed authorities to formulate a national policy in collaboration with provincial governments for solid waste management. He also directed to complete the clean drinking water projects in these areas on priority basis. He also agreed with the proposal of provincial government that ongoing sixteen development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should be completed at the earliest.
PM chairs meeting of media strategy committee
On the other hand, PM Khan has also chaired a meeting of the government’s media strategy committee at PM House. He postponed the meeting for price control measures today and summoned a meeting of the media strategy committee after the political developments in the country. A meeting of the federal government’s media strategy committee summoned by the premier attended by Shafqat Mahmood, Babar Awan, Shahbaz Gill, Murad Saeed, Moeed Yusuf, Senator Faisal Javed, Shahzad Akbar and others. It was reported that the participants of the meeting reviewed the latest political situation of Pakistan. It emerged that the federal government will hold consultations over the policy and rhetoric adopted by its coalition political partners. The discussions also included the latest verdict of the Lahore High Court (LHC) in the appeal against the special court heard the Pervez Musharraf high treason case.