PM Bannu pack­age widely hailed

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - APP

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.

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