Prime Minister visits Chitral
Chitral Times Report
CHITRAL: 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
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
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.