Govt committed to ensure all-weather road to Chitral

press Addressing office-bearers of Chitral Press Club after administering oath to them here, he said developed infrastructure and better travelling facilities would ensure increased economic activity in Chitral and provide easy access to tourists from around the world. He said that the present government would spend a total of Rs16 billion for the completion of the Lowari tunnel project this year, while in the past only Rs7 billion were spent on the project and at that ratio of allocation it would have taken many more years to complete the project. He said that present government’s efforts for early completion of Lowari tunnel were proof of its sincerity towards development of Chitral. The minister hoped that newly-elected office bearers of the press club would highlight the problems of the local people through the media. The media persons based in Chitral should also project the beauty of the picturesque valley and its cultural heritage. The minister announced Rs200,000 grant for the Chitral Press Club. Earlier, Member National Assembly Iftikharuddin appreciated the present government for taking steps to resolve problems of the Chitrali people. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif personally visited Chitral after floods and earthquake which shows his commitment towards the development of Chitral. Newly-elected President of Chitral Press Club Zaheeruddin said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had won the hearts of the people of Chitral by paying unprecedented attention to development of Chitral.–APP]]>

2 Replies to “Govt committed to ensure all-weather road to Chitral”

  1. First of all I extend my heart felt congratulations to Mr. Zaheerud Din for his election as President of the Chitral Press Club. I also congratulate his cabinet members whose names are yet to be known. As a well versed educationist and senior journalist Mr. Zaheerud Din’s deliverance as president of the Chitral Press Club would, surely, meet our public expectations.
    So far the information from the visiting Minister is concerned, we would be able to comment after the materialization of the announcements/ commitments. The PM had said the same what his Minister told the Press Club with some change in wording. Isn’t it? Every one tries to lull us talking about the completion of the Lawari Tunnel Project. Is not there any thing else to be given to Chitralis for their development?

  2. 5billion spent during Musharraf government to Lowari Tunnel, PPP government spent 2 billion in 5 year which was very shameful being founder party of Lowari Tunnel.
    Now Nawaz Government is willing to complete whatever the cost, doesn’t matter, because due to delay Project cost increasing day by day.
    Its only due to negligence and fund delay tactics by PPP 5 year tenure Lowari Tunnel become headache and father of problem for Chitral.

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