PESHAWAR: Former provincial minister and PPP leader Salim Khan on Friday regretted that the PTI government has not proposed or allocated funds for any development project in the two most backward districts of Chitral.
“On my request former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had allocated Rs9 billion after including the Chitral-Garam Chashma Durah road in the federal ADP, and even tendering process for the mega project had been started. But the current cruel PTI government dropped the project and meted out step-motherly treatment with the 50,000 population of Garam Chashma.”
Mr Khan said Upper Chitral was a new district only on papers and the PTI government just issued a notification and did not bother to allocate funds for proper functioning of the district. He said the upgradation of the tehsil headquarters hospital Booni, the headquarters of the new district, had been included in the previous ADP but this fiscal year no funds have been set aside for it.
He said that Prime Minister had announced the establishment for the Chitral University but so far sufficient funds have not been allocated for it.
Mr Khan said that the government should include the Garam Chashma road in the ADP and allocate funds for it otherwise the area people would be forced to launch a protest move.