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     October 29,  2015



Prime Minister visits Chitral

Chitral Times Report

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif has announced to complete the Lowari Tunnel Project by the end of next year and inaugurate it in December 2016 at any cost and the people of Chitral will not be made to wait any more which they had been doing for the last six decades.

Addressing the quake-affected people of Chitral here on Wednesday, he said that funds for the most vital project of the area will be provided as per requirement and asked the NHA to accelerate the work on it to ensure the achievement of the deadline.

He directed the local administration to start the disbursement of cheques to the affected people by Monday next and asked the NDMA to concentrate work on relief activities and said that no delay or laxity will be tolerated in this regard as the harsh winter season has already commenced in the area.

He also directed the authorities of NDMA to provide weather resistant tents of special made to the quake affected people where they pass their winter season in case they could not rebuild their damaged houses.

The prime minister also announced a number of development projects for the district which included laying of special transmission line for providing 30 mega watts of electricity from the Golen Gol hydro power project to end the load shedding in Chitral once and for all.

The other development schemes included that of Chitral-Shandur road, Chitral-Garam Chashma road and Chitral-Bumburate road to set the intra-district road communication system on modern lines and which may withstand the natural disasters to a great extent.

Chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Parvez Khattak was also present on the occasion.

Strict security arrangements had been made on the arrival of the prime minister and the road leading to DHQ hospital had been closed for the public for many hours in anticipation of his possible visit to the hospital to meet the injured people.

The enraged people of Jughur village chanted slogans against the prime minister as he cancelled the scheduled visit to the village where score of houses have been damaged by the quake.



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