CPEC project to benefit Shangla too, says CM

Source : The Dawn   Date : 19-05-2017   

CPEC project to benefit Shangla too, says CM
CPEC project to benefit Shangla too, says CM

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak says that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will benefit all parts of the province including Shangla. He directed relevant departments to work on the beautification of Shangla to make it a major attraction for tourists who will start visiting in large numbers once CPEC activity commences at full swing.

SHANGLA: Chief Minister Pervez Khatak has said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project would also benefit Shangla district, while thousands of jobs would be created for the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He was addressing a public meeting at Sanila Puran here on Thursday. KP Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, health minister Shahram Tarakai, sports minister Mehmood Khan, Shaukat Yousafzai and Abdul Munim were also present on the occasion.

The chief minister directed the department of tourism to immediately start work on the beautification of the area to make it a fine tourist spot with all required facilities. He said that promotion of scenic areas was among priorities of his government. He said that Yakhtangay would be made a tourist spot so that tourists could come to the area and enjoy its cool weather and serene environment.

Mr Khattak claimed that his government was trying to develop all the backward districts. He said that the PTI-led government had introduced reforms in the police and education and health sectors, which were showing good results.

He said that PTI would again form government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the basis of uniform development work in all districts. Criticising PML-N provincial president Amir Muqam, Mr Khattak said that his dream of becoming KP chief minister would always remain a dream. He said that the area people were demanding schools, roads, colleges and other facilities, which showed that Mr Muqam had done nothing for the district during last 15 years.

He assured the local people that projects of the district such as roads and hospitals would be included in the next provincial budget. On this occasion, senior PML-N leader Khurshid Khan ended his long affiliation with his party and joined PTI.