PESHAWAR: Deputy Commissioner Peshawar administered oath of office to newly-elected mayor of Peshawar and chairmen of Pushtkhara Mathura, Shah Alam, Chamkani, Hassan Khel and Badaber tehsil councils on Tuesday.
The mayor of Peshawar and chairmen took oath at a ceremony held at the office of the commissioner Peshawar Division in which Commissioner Peshawar Division Riaz Khan Mehsud, Deputy Commissioner Shafiullah along with provincial chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Maulana Ataur Rehman, former city district nazim Haji Ghulam Ali and workers of various political parties were present.
After taking oath, people, business community, activists of political parties, elected chairmen, councilors and staff congratulated the mayor and the chairmen.
Talking to media, Mayor Ali said at present Peshawar and its people are facing serious problems, especially related to traffic, constructions, clean water, increasing population and resources. All stakeholders will work with government agencies to end these issues.
The city is once again at risk of a dengue epidemic, which requires precautionary measures.
He said peace in the city has been facing challenges for the last few months for which it is the duty of the government to take steps. Similarly, efforts will be made to ensure safe drinking water supply to the citizens of Peshawar.
Citizens do not have access to clean drinking water and people are forced to drink substandard water due to which every household is getting sick which is a challenge for all tehsils and the government including me and we all together succeeded in this challenge.
He said that the city of Peshawar would once again be made a city of flowers, with a special focus on children’s education and entertainment, and the government promised that every neighborhood, village council or union council would have a children’s school. It will be a great honor for the Kettle Metropolitan Government of Peshawar to be the first to do so. In consultation with the concerned agencies, Government Land, which is located in Neighborhood, in consultation with the school to build a school or park.