CM directs to pay compensation to the affectees
of CPEC under the law
Chitral Times Report
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak
has directed to pay compensation to the affectees of CPEC under the
law. He directed the SMBR to order for the evaluation of land for
payment to the affectees of their property. He further directed to
prepare complete estimate of the road reconstruction from Kass
bridge to Kuza Banda onward to Chitar Plain affected by the heavy
vehicular traffic of CPEC related transportation.
He directed the NHA to prepare a list of affected roads because of
CPEC transportation. He asked for the estimation of the affected
roads and further directed that after the completion of CPEC route,
these roads would be reconstructed by NHA.
He was talking to a delegation of district Batagram led by Haji
Muhammad Yousaf Tarand at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar.
Political Coordinator to Chief Minister MPA Zargul, MNA Qari Yousaf,
MPA Shah Hussain, District Nazim Atta ur Rehman, Senior Member
Board of Revenue, Commissioner Hazara, DC Batagram, GM NHA and
Collector CPEC for Hazara Region were also present at the occasion.
The delegates presented their problems mostly related to the
affectees of the CPEC.
The Chief Minister directed that the affectees should be given
compensation after a realistic evaluation of their property. He
directed to send him a complete picture of the evaluation table of
the affected property of district Batagram. He directed the Deputy
Commissioner to ensure the compensation on the evaluation table
because the people pay taxes on commercial lines and therefore they
should be paid in the same way. Any wrong in the past does not mean
a right decision. A wrong decision is always a wrong decision,
adding that the past mistakes should not be repeated. We would
follow the law of the land and that was the system under which the
people’s rights would be protected and would be given to them.
Pervez Khattak directed the SMBR to issue a guideline and ensure
implementation on it. Regarding the rates of houses to be fixed as
per C&W rates, the Chief Minister agreed to it and asked the SMBR
to ensure implementation on it. He directed for realistic
reassessment and the compensation should match the reassessment. He
also directed to repair water channels and supply schemes affected
by the CPEC route. In response to employment to the local
population in the projects of CPEC, Pervez Khattak said the Chinese
companies have their own standard. They would employ the locals in
the projects after necessary tests. He asked the concerned
officials to talk to the Chinese companies for the employment of
locals in their projects.