Chitral given more share in uplift funds, claims minister

CHITRAL, May 24: Provincial minister for livestock Haji Hidayatullah has said the ANP government has accomplished record development works in Chitral and more funds were allocated to it than its population warranted. [caption id="attachment_2064" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Haji Hidayatullha - File photo"][/caption] Inaugurating work of widening and black-topping of Singur Road here on Thursday, he said area-wise Chitral was largest district of the province but its population was the least. Despite this, the district was given more shares in the development budget. Enumerating the development projects launched in the district during the last four years, he mentioned Abdul Wali Khan Bypass road costing 640 million rupees which had been the longstanding of the people of Chitral.He said to solve the acute problem of drinking water in the city, the ANP government had launched Golen Gol water supply scheme at a cost of 400 million rupees.The minister added that the government also made arrangements to keep the Lowari Tunnel open during the winter season while before that the people had to travel through the Kunar province of Afghanistan. Mr Hadayatullah said there was a great potential of livestock and fish culture in the district and a comprehensive plan is on the anvil to boost the sector which will further open new avenues of employment in the area.–Zahiruddin]]>

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