PM Bannu package widely hailed
PESHAWAR— People from southern districts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa Tuesday termed the announcement of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for upgrading Bannu Airport to international standard and establishment of university in Lakki Marwat gifts for them from the Federal Government.
Noor Dad Khan, a resident of Bannu district, told APP that the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had won the hearts and minds of people of southern districts. Upgradation of Bannu Airport was their old demand and the Prime Minister deserved appreciation for fulfilling the same, he added.
He said arrival and departure of international flights at the Bannu International Airport would help save precious time and money of a large number of overseas Pakistanis belonging to Karak, DI Khan, Bannu, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Tank, North Waziristan Agency and South Waziristran Agency.
“Most of the expatriates of these districts and tribal agencies have to land at Bacha Khan International Aiport Peshawar or Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Airport Islamabad and then to travel to their native areas for hours spending their hard earned money on transport and hoteling,” he added.
With the upgradation of Bannu Airport, not only the time and money of overseas Pakistanis would be saved but employment opportunities would also be generated, he added. He also welcomed the inauguration work on gas pipelines for five union councils of Bannu at the cost of Rs 260 million.
“Sui gas is a major demand of the people of Bannu, Ahmed Khan Bazar, Hanjial, Fatmakhel and Ahmed Sukari unions. The gas supply will save time of students and women, besides industrial growth in the district,” he added.
He said the Prime Minister had fulfilled an old demand of Bannu people by announcing to enhance electricity generation capacity of 350 MW power house to 700 MW.