RAWALPINDI, Dec 04 (APP): Provincial Minister Muhammad Basharat Raja along with City Police Officer (CPO) Syed Shahzad Nadeem Bukhari laid the foundation stone of new building of Dhamyal police station, informed police spokesman on Sunday. SP Security Faisal Salem, police officers, local notables of the area were present on the occasion.
Addressing on the occasion, the provincial minister said that the construction of new police station was a good example of community policing. Dhamyal police station will be useful as it will prevent the citizens from wasting their precious time from traveling long distance, he said and added, the construction of Dhamyal, Chakri, Patriata and Phagwari police stations will provide convenience to the citizens.
The best police team is working in Rawalpindi, he added and said that the government was making every possible effort to solve the problems of the citizens.
CPO Syed Shahzad Nadeem Bukhari in his address, said that the new police station would help in better policing and better service delivery to the citizens. He said with the construction of the police station building, it will be possible to provide better facilities for the force as well adding that the construction of separate police station will help in controlling crime.
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PESHAWAR, Dec 04 (APP): Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has termed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Project (KPCIP) as an important initiative for public welfare and has directed the relevant authorities to ensure physical progress on various packages under the project as per stipulated timelines.
He said that the project will prove to be an important milestone in providing the better civic and recreational facilities to the citizens in divisional headquarters, said an official handout issued here on Sunday.
While chairing a meeting to review progress on KPCIP, it was revealed that a project worth Rs 97 billion has been launched for provision of civic facilities including provision of clean drinking water, establishment of green areas and other facilities in the five divisional headquarters of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa adding that work on the said project is on target.
It is pertinent to mention here that, chief minister has formally performed groundbreaking of three different projects including restoration of water supply system, establishment of new water treatment plant, Sherwan Adventure Family Park and Cricket ground and uplifting of the old Bazar in Abbottabad city. These three projects will be completed at an estimated cost of over Rs 11 billion.
The participants of the meeting were informed that various projects for establishment of recreational parks in Kohat, Mardan, Mingora and Peshawar and a project for establishment of sewerage treatment plant in Kohat are ready for implementation which will incur Rs 9 billion.
Moreover, agreements have been signed for the establishment of water supply systems in Kohat and Peshawar at a cost of Rs 7.5 billion, sewerage treatment plant in Mardan at a cost of Rs 8.3 billion and water supply network projects in Mingora at an estimated cost of Rs 20 billion.
The mobilization advance guarantee is in the process of verification after which the physical work on these projects will be initiated.
Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Project is one of the mega projects of the provincial government.
He stressed that the projects must be completed within the stipulated time frame along with ensuring quality of work. He directed the quarters concerned to expedite the purchase of equipment and construction machinery and made it clear that ground breakings will be performed only when the machinery is mobilized to the respective site.
The chief minister said that KPCIP is an important project of the provincial government which, on completion, will change the entire landscape of the divisional headquarters. He said that the provincial government believes in fair and efficient use of public resources and implementation of KPCIP is realization of that vision.
Mahmood Khan stated that development schemes have been designed keeping in view the needs of various divisional headquarters and the problems faced by the citizens. The sole objective is to streamline the overall process of providing basic amenities to the people. He said that work is underway on dozens of projects in the health, drinking water, irrigation, industry, tourism and other sectors.
Chief Secretary Dr. Shehzad Bangash, Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Administrative Secretaries of concerned departments, Project Director KPCIP and other concerned officials attended the meeting.
HAVELIAN, Dec 04 (APP): Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Javed Abbasi here on Sunday said the upcoming era is that of PML-N and the faces of those who brought the country at the brink of destruction have been exposed.
He expressed these views while talking to the media. The minister further said that before the general elections, PML-N was working on its restructuring at the village council level, and respect for the sentiments of the workers in Muslim League-N was the policy of the leadership.
He said that Pakistan Muslim League-N was the name of an ideology, the workers who were standing with the Party in difficult times were the asset of the Party as no political party or force could succeed without workers.
Murtaza Abbassi said that the district leadership of Muslim League-N has always respected the sentiments of the workers and listened to their criticism positively. In the coming general elections, PML-N will win with a two-third majority, he added.
The minister said that in Abbottabad, a comprehensive campaign had been launched to organize and activate the Party at the village council level. The drama staged by Imran Khan has flopped and PML-N will prove its majority with landmark victory in district Abbottabad and other parts of the country, he expressed.
PESHAWAR, Dec 04 (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KP-EZDMC) has launched nine (9) new Economic Zones (EZs) during the period of last three years to promote industrialization and attract domestic and foreign investment in the sector.
The newly launched Economic Zones include Rashakai Prioritized Special Economic Zone, Hattar Special EZ and 7 EZs while five new upcoming projects also include one proposed Special Economic Zone at Draban, D.I. Khan. The remaining four others are Buner Marble City, Salt and Gypsum City Karak, Mansehra Economic Zone and Katlang Economic Zone.
The KP-EZDMC has been established as non-profit organization, within the meaning of section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 and is wholly owned by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Company aims to develop and manage world class industrial estates in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to help organizing and establishing planned and rapid industrialization in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Rehabilitation of the existing industrial estates is also part of the objectives of this Company.
According to an official of the Company, the Company has so far extended incentives to the tone of Rs.14.3 billion to the enterprises in Hattar and Rashakai SEZs in the shape of relief in taxes.
The investors-friendly initiatives of the Company have helped increase the number of operational enterprises in the province to 1166 units while 163 sick and closed industrial units have also been revived. The total employment in the operational units surged to 100,500 with around 10 percent female participation. 297 units are under construction in the new zones. The completion of the under new EZs will generate 48,375 direct employment.
These initiatives have attracted huge industrial investment of Rs.340 billion in existing and newly launched EZs and resulted in making the company self-sustainable. The Company has spent Rs.7.260 billion on infrastructural works in different zones executed from the company’s own resources.
The upcoming initiatives of the company include planning and designing for Chaman Economic Zone Balochistan, skill development of human resource in .collaboration with Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and British Council
The Company is also going to establish a Women Business Park to promote women entrepreneurship. Women Business Powark is a new concept in PP (Plug & Play) where these women can immediately start their businesses. The Company is also working on construction of KP-EZDMC Tower through the company’s own sources besides provision of Green/Solar energy to SMEs in EZs at competitive rates. DATA of all EZs and enterprises has been digitized by recording it on the internal MIS system.
For the provision of one-window facility to the investors, the Company has converted all EZs offices to Industrial Facilitation Centres (IFCs) and has facilitated 2345 investors so far.
The management of the Company is leaving no stone unturned in facilitating investors in provision of electricity to their units and Hattar SEZ, Rashakai SEZ, Jalozai EZ, D.I. Khan EZ and Nowshera EZ (Extension) have already been energized.