KP CM wants Chashma Right Bank Canal in PSDP
Peshawar: During a meeting with Federal Minister Asad Umar in Islamabad, KPK Chief Minister Mahmood Khan requested the center to include the Chasma Right Bank Canal (CRBC) project in the coming Federal Public Sector Development Program.
Speaking at the meeting, he said that this project would help the province to become self-sufficient in agricultural goods.
Chief Minister also talked about the uninterrupted condition of funds to the provincial government for the speedy development of the newly-merged tribal districts, payments of net hydel power arrears to the province, and other matters of common interest.
He said that under the ongoing COVID19 situation, food security and maintenance are the major focus of both, federal and provincial governments. He furthermore stated that the CRBC project would help in overcoming the agricultural production crisis.
The chief minister demanded that the payable amount of Hydel profit arrears to the provincial government should be ensured in line with the memorandum of understanding signed among the provincial government and Water Resources Division.
While discussing the issue of funds for speedy development of tribal districts, he said all federating units should complete their promises to provide at least three percent of their shares in the National Financial Commission Award for the development of former FATA. “The accelerated development of tribal districts is the issue of not only KPK but the entire country too”, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.
On the other hand, Federal Minister Asad Umar stated that keeping in view the importance of the project, its feasibility would be included in the federal PSDP of the upcoming financial year.