CM pledges to re­vive lost grandeur of Pe­shawar

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Chief Min­is­ter Khy­ber Pak­thunkhwa, Pervez Khat­tak here Wed­nes­day pledged to re­vive the lost grandeur of Pe­shawar and will again make it the City of Flow­ers.

Ad­dress­ing a func­tion af­ter per­form­ing the ground­break­ing cer­e­mony of first ever zoo of Pe­shawar at the premises of Pak­istan Forests In­sti­tute (PFI) Pe­shawar here, the Chief Min­is­ter said that es­tab­lish­ment of the in­ter­na­tional stan­dard zoo was the part of Khy­ber Pak­thunkhwa Govern­ment's plan re­gard­ing beau­ti­fi­ca­tion and up­lift of Pe­shawar.

The Chief Min­is­ter said the zoo would pro­vide bet­ter recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties to the cit­i­zens of the walled City. He as­sured to pro­vide de­vel­op­ment funds for its early com­ple­tion. The Chief Min­is­ter di­rected the Sec­re­tary En­vi­ron­ment to en­sure its com­ple­tion within eight months.

Re­forms has been in­tro­duced in all sec­tors in­clud­ing education, health and en­vi­ron­ment and its trickle down ef­fects have been started vis­i­ble, he said, adding one bil­lion saplings of dif­fer­ent species would be planted in five years un­der PTI's Tsunami Af­fore­stra­tion Pro­gramme in Khy­ber Pak­thunkhwa.

We are fo­cus­ing on strength­en­ing of in­sti­tu­tions and de­vel­op­ment of hu­man re­source," he said, adding political in­ter­fer­ences in govern­ment in­sti­tu­tions were ended and con­fi­dence of peo­ple and in­vestors were re­stored.

Due to ter­ror­ism, the Chief Min­is­ter, said in­vestors had winded their busi­ness from Khy­ber Pak­thunkhwa and shifted it to other provinces, adding the in­vestors are com­ing back to Khy­ber Pak­thunkhwa due to busi­ness friendly poli­cies of our Govern­ment and level play­ing fields for all.

"The work of law­mak­ers is leg­is­la­tion and mon­i­tor­ing progress of de­vel­op­ment works in their re­spec­tive con­stituen­cies for ben­e­fits of masses," he said. To pro­vide bet­ter recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties to ter­ror­ism stricken peo­ple of Pe­shawar, the Chief Min­is­ter said food street in Hy­atabad would be setup in March while sim­i­lar fa­cil­i­ties would be pro­vided to the cit­i­zens of Pe­shawar City.

Sec­re­tary En­vi­ron­ment Nazar Hus­sain Shah said that zoo would be setup on 29 acres land in the premises of Pak­istan Forests In­sti­tute Pe­shawar in three phases.In the first phase, he said Rs129 mil­lion would be spent on dif­fer­ent fa­cil­i­ties like bound­ary walls, wash rooms, cadges and 59 species of dif­fer­ent birds and mam­mals like cranes, os­trich, par­rot, pheas­ants, hog deer, sam­bar, black buck, mon­keys etc would be kept. In ad­di­tion to recre­ation, he said, the zoo would serve a bet­ter plat­form for stu­dents of bi­o­log­i­cal sci­ences in re­search works.

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