CHITRAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he will never play with sentiments of the people of Chitral.
He said some people in the past tried only to play with the sentiments of Chitralis but we have come to help them and put the area on the track of development. He said he wanted to serve the people without any political consideration.
The prime minister also announced that 30 megawatt would be provided to Chitral from the under-construction Golen Gol power project to end for ever the curse of loadshedding in the whole valley. He also announced to construct the Chitral-Garam Chashma road, Chitral-Shandur road and the Chitral-Bumburate road. He said at the end of 2016, the under-construction Lowari tunnel would be completed and he would be coming to Chitral and would get the tunnel inaugurated by the chief minister of KP Pervez Khattak.
He said since coming to power about two years ago his government had been spending a huge amount for the completion of the tunnel which remained ignored during the tenure of the previous government.
The prime minister expressed displeasure over the delay in the payment of the compensation to the flood-affected people of Chitral and said an inquiry should be held against the officials concerned for delaying the payment. He said that he would be visiting Chitral soon to attend the compensation distribution event. Meanwhile, under the earthquake package, the heirs of each deceased would be paid Rs600,000, disabled Rs200,000, injured Rs100,000, owners of houses totally damaged Rs200,000 each and partially damaged Rs100,000.
Tight security on the eve of the prime minister’s visit to Chitral irked the residents besides disrupting the relief activities in the earthquake-affected areas. All the entry and exit points of the town were closed by security personnel. expecting the PM’s visit to the DHQ hospital, the road as well as the medical stores in front of the hospital were closed.
The people of Jugore chanted slogans against Nawaz Sharif for cancelling his scheduled visit to the village to see the damages from the earthquake.–With reporting from Bashir Hussain Azad ad SN Peerzada