Mahmood Khan visit Swat, inaugurated newly completed development projects


Haroon Siraj

SWAT :- Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Thursday paid a day long visit to district Swat where he formally inaugurated three newly completed development projects including new building of Tehsil Complex Matta, Girls Degree College Kharizai and Burn & Trauma Center at Tehsil Headquarter Hospital Matta.
The Chief Minister on the occasion also performed ground breaking of various development projects which include construction of the campuses for Agriculture University Swat and University of Engineering and Technology, Rural Health Center Chaprial, upgradation of Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, new building of Matta Police Station, Matta Gravity Water Supply Scheme, Tehsil Playground Matta, Family Water Park Matta, Rehabilitation of 57 Km long Shamozai Chowk to Bagh Dheri road, widening and rehabilitation of 10 Km long Baryam Chowk to Wanai road, rehabilitation of 23 Km Long Matta Fazal Banda road, construction of Chaprial bypass road, construction of Fazal Banda to Jargoo Waterfall Road, Polytechnic Institute, Degree College Venai and construction of 132 KV Matta Grid Station.
Addressing the public gathering and media persons on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that whenever Imran Khan will call for independence march, he himself would lead the rally of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and millions of people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would reach Islamabad. He thanked the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who took to the streets to protest on the call of their leader Imran Khan and said that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had always stood by Imran Khan and they would also play a leading role in the movement for real freedom of the country. Mahmood Khan said that we got this country for our freedom and sovereignty but unfortunately people with slavish mentality have shed blood on the elected government of the people. Mahmood Khan said that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have rejected the imported government and decided to support Imran Khan for the sake of country. Mahmood Khan made it clear that the purpose of his visit to Swat was also to invite the people to participate in the proposed Independence March.
Talking about the current wave of inflation, the chief minister said, if the imported Prime Minister deposits the amount obtained through money laundering in the national treasury, then everything in the country will become cheaper. He said that Shahbaz Sharif should take care of the people of Punjab, we had already extended free healthcare facilities to the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa adding that Shahbaz Sharif should complete the health card program started by PTI government in Punjab.
He went on saying that If the imported rulers really care about the poor people, then they should continue the Ehsas program launched by the PTI government.
Mahmood Khan announced on the occasion that the ground breaking of Swat Motorway Phase II would be performed next week whereas the foundation stone of Dir Motorway would be laid within the next two months.
He lamented that the ministers of the incumbent imported government want to put their names on the development projects of our government but we will not let them to do so under any circumstances.
The Chief Minister expressed his concerns over the fact that the imported government had withheld the last tranche of development funds of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while on the other hand the Punjab government was restricting the supply of wheat and flour to the province. Apart from this, efforts are also being made to exclude development projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from PSDP, he added. Mahmood Khan made it clear that he would go to any extent for the rights of the province.
Later, addressing the Matta Bar Association, the Chief Minister said that whatever happened in the country was very much clear for everyone; an elected government was removed through an external conspiracy.
He asked the lawyer community to fully support the movement for real independence of the nation. Mahmood Khan said that Imran Khan was the only fearless and sincere leader of this nation and it was time for the whole nation to support him for the sake of our coming generations. “We are an independent country but unfortunately our future decisions are being made in England”, he said and added that we did not get this country to change governments here on the desires of enemies.
He urged upon lawyer community to play its due role in providing justice to the poor and needy people adding that the provincial government had introduced legal reforms to provide cheap and speedy justice to the common man.
Mahmood Khan said that the Chief Ministers of the previous periods had focused only on the development of their respective districts while he was focusing on the uniform development of the entire province. The Chief Minister said that he has worked day and night and put this province on the path of sustainable development.
Former Federal Minister Murad Saeed, Provincial Minister Mohibullah and other also addressed on the occasion.