Heaps of garbage in Peshawar irk CM Khattak

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Pervez Khattak Wednesday paid a surprise visit to the Ghor Ghathri Tehsil Heritage Trail project and expressed anguish over the debris and other evacuated heaps of old construction materials at different spots in the heritage trail route.

Peshawar deputy commissioner present on the occasion was directed to ensure immediate removal of the debris and other evacuated old construction materials from the site of the trail route.

KP Minister for Environment Ishtiaq Urmarh and MPA Shaukat Yousafzai accompanied the chief minister during the visit.

The CM inspected the construction and renovation work of the old historic city’s buildings and directed for accelerating work on it. The provincial government is spending over a billion rupees on the restoration work that includes the renovation of old buildings and the road.

Pervez Khattak said that the provincial government wanted the Peshawar’s beautification in order to revive its grandeur. He added that different schemes for the reconstruction of internal routes in the city and the linking roads have been approved, while necessary funding has been released.

He further said that he was aware of the hardships the locals had to face because of the developmental schemes.  However, he called upon the people to bear out the short-term hardships for the long-term benefits that the developmental activities would bring along.

 

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