Muqam urges KP CM to extend full cooperation in CPEC project

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (APP): The Pakistan Muslim League (PML N) has
appreciated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Pervez Khattak for admitting that the KP province has got its due share in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and urged him to keep his words in this regard.
PML N Senior Vice President Engineer Amir Muqam, in a statement on Saturday, said the provincial government had always tried to create controversies about the CPEC but the situation was now clarified with the statement of the chief minister.
Muqam, who is also Advisor to the Prime Minister, said the credit went to Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal who held a very useful meeting with the CM and his senior ministers on November 10 and explained the entire plan, especially in context with the KP province.
He said the federal minister had also thrown light on the significance and current progress on the western route of CPEC and assured that there was no change in the plan.
“Better late than never,” he commented on the CM’s statement and urged him to extend full cooperation to the federal government in this regard in order to ensure early completion of the multibillion dollar plan within the shortest possible time.
Muqam said the federal government was fully determined to resolve all the long awaited issues being faced by the public especially in the backwards areas like Shangla, Swat.
He said that due to the establishment of two news grid stations, one at Besham Shang and the other at Puran Makhozai Martoong, the problem of low voltage would be resolved on permanent basis.
He said the government had already given approval that entire Shangla would be benefited from the Alaaye Khwar power house and 30 km transmission line had also been sanctioned from Besham to Kotki Grid Station.
The PM’s Advisor said that he also assured the area people that he had approved sub offices of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) at Martoong and at Chakesar in order to overcome the difficulties being faced by consumers.