ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) has appreciated Chief Minister Pervez Khattak for admitting that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has got its due share in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and urged the CM to keep his words in this regard.
PML-N Senior Vice President Engineer Amir Muqam, who is also advisor to Prime Minister, in a statement on Saturday said the provincial government had always tried to create controversies about the CPEC but the situation was now clarified with statement of the chief minister.
Muqam disclosed that the credit went to Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Dr Ahsan Iqbal who held a very useful meeting with the CM and his other senior ministers and explained the entire plan, especially in context with the KP province.
He said that on Nov 10, the federal minister had also threw light on the, significance, current progress on the Western Route of CPEC and assured that there was no change in the plan.
“Better late than never,” the leaguer commented on the CM’s statement and urged him to extend full cooperation to the federal government in this regard to ensure early completion of the multibillion dollar plan within the shortest possible time.
Meanwhile, Muqam said that the federal government was fully determined to resolve all the long awaited issues being faced by the public especially in the backwards areas like Shangla and Swat.
He said that due to the establishment of two news grid stations, one at Besham Shang and the other at Puran Makhozai Martoong the problem of low voltage would be resolved on permanent basis.
He said that government had already given approval that entire Shangla would be benefited from the Alaaye Khwar power house and 30 km transmission line had also been sanctioned from Besham to Kotki Grid Station.
The PM’s advisor said that he also assured the area people that he had approved sub-offices of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) at Martoong and at Chakesar in order to overcome the difficulties being faced by consumers.