CM oredered to conduct comprehensive survey of Chitral
Chitral Times Report
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has ordered to
conduct a comprehensive survey of district Chitral in order to
identify flood-prone areas, the vulnerable basic infrastructure
and other facilities so that sustainable measures could be
planned to protect such areas and facilities from natural
Terming the ongoing flash-floods in Chitral more dangerous he
said that despite un-accessibility to the remote flood-hit areas
and certain other difficulties, the provincial government, in
collaboration with Pakistan Army, was following a strategy to
mitigate the sufferings of the affected population and also
repairing and rehabilitating the devastated infrastructure.
Talking to delegation of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf in Chitral
today Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said that flood affected
roads and bridges were being repaired and rehabilitated on
priority basis in a bid to restore the communication link of the
affected areas with Chitral. He said collaboration of Pakistan
Army has been sought to carry out the communication
rehabilitation work on war-footing.
Pervez Khattak further told that he had also fixed short and
long-term damage repair targets for the provincial government
departments and relief agencies and mobilized them fully to
achieve the targets. He said that reconstruction work of three
main damaged or washed away roads had been handed over to FWO
and the partnership between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and
FWO for this purpose would not only pave the way for early
rehabilitation but it would also ensure durability of the roads.
He told that in view of the expected more rains and flood
warnings, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has put on alert all the
relevant government machinery to combat any emergency situation.
Emergency funds amounting to millions of rupees have also been
placed at disposal of district administrations and relief
departments, he added.
Expressing his deep grief and sorrow over loss of precious human
lives in Chitralís floods, the Chief Minister assured that
surveys were underway for ascertaining the losses of private
In response to the problems presented by the delegation he
announced up gradation of the District Headquarters Hospital of
Chitral and launching of 1122 Rescue Service in Chitral adding
that under new health policy the DHQ Chitral will also enjoy
autonomy which would ensure availability of all necessary
medical facilities and medicines.
Referring to the empowerment of the people at local level under
the local government system, Pervez Khattak informed the
delegation that in addition to self-generated financial
resources already available to Chitral local government, the
provincial government would also disburse an amount of 900
million to newly elected councils of Chitral. He asked the PTI
workers and the common people to help the provincial government
for nabbing timber mafia for which they would be rewarded under
a new law.