Garam Chashma diary- Minister's visit
Chitral -- Provincial Minister for Population Welfare Minister
Salim Khan today visited flood affected areas of the strategic
Gobor valley bordering Afghanistan.
Addressing people at different places, he informed them that
3,000 food packets each valuing Rs.4,500 had been distributed
among the affectees including those in Gobor, and more would be
sent to the remaining affected areas.
He said after completing relief operations, rehabilitation work
would be taken in hand for which the government would allocate
sufficient amount and for this purpose 50% development funds
would be diverted to the rehabilitation sector.
Giving a run down of his efforts for rapid development of
Chitral he informed the people that during the past two and a
half years he had brought more than rupees 300 million for
different development projects to his constituency mostly in
Arandu, Drosh and Chitral town, created 2,000 jobs, extended
Malakand package to Chitral and allowed unattractive allowance
for employees, the last two having financial impact of Rs. 2
The Minister criticized Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali for
misguiding the people. He asked the Maulana to come up with his
achievement during his tenure instead of levelling baseless
allegations against others.
He advized the Moulana that politics was not his cup of tea and
he should devote his attention to his madrassa. The Minister
also informed the people about mega projects that the government
has approved for Chitral including Chitral-Gilgit and
Chital-Tajikistan road. The Minister told the people about his
efforts to change Lowari Rail Tunnel into Road Tunnel.
Later, the Minister visited Al-Mukhtar Public School at Gobor
and thanked the Ruler of Dubai and his representative in Lahore
Brigadier (retired) Mukhtar for their support to the school and
promised that the government would also play its role to make
the school sustainable on long term basis.
The Minister also visited a medical camp for flood affectees of
Gobor and thanked CIADP and Health Department for this
initiative. The Minister distributed prizes among Polo players
who participated in the tournament sponsored by AKYSB in
collaboration with Hashoo Foudation to generate funds for the
flood affectees. Later on the Minister left for Chitral from
where he would go to Peshawar to attend Parliamentary Party
meeting of PPP--(By Islamuddin, 22 Sept