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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that Hangu, Kohat and Karak districts have multiple, natural advantages.....

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that Hangu, Kohat and Karak districts have multiple, natural advantages but the people of these districts were backward. These districts needed development, poverty alleviation and developmental schemes that is the shared responsibility of both the provincial and federal governments. The federal government must release the resources to the province which was its share and right under the constitution. He was presiding over a meeting at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar that focused on the developmental projects in the southern part of the province, the discontinuation of flow of resources from the centre to the province which was the share of the province. The meeting was attended by MPAs and district administration authorities of the concerned areas besides Secretary Finance. The Chief Minister thoroughly discussed the developmental strategy for the whole of province adding that he had evolved a comprehensive and uniform developmental strategy focusing more on the poor and backwardness of certain areas. The ongoing schemes needed Rs. 10 billion to complete them. However, it was totally injustice that the province was not receiving its share of resources from the centre. This attitude was seen to be creating obstacles for the provincial government but the centre is totally ignoring that only the poor would be at the receiving end. He assured that he would not give up raising the provincial rights at every forum till the achievements of these rights. Pervez Khattak reminded that hydel power generation and the gas and oil are from the province that are shifted to the federal government for re-shifting to the province under a formula and should be adhered to. Denial of rights breeds unfavorable circumstances that should be avoided, he added. He reminded there were multiple issues which plagued KP when he established the government, terrorism was on the rise, there were massive amounts of IDP’s, natural disasters had damaged infrastructure and basic services delivery was very weak. Most importantly, basic necessities like healthcare, law enforcement, and education services were not being provided in the best possible manner. He said he would raise this issue in the next CCI meeting and with the Prime Minister. He assured to find out viable solution for the continuation of developmental schemes in Kohat, Hangu and Karak. ==========