21 Sep, 2020 04:30 am

Govt urged to link Malakand, Mohmand with CPEC

Govt urged to link Malakand, Mohmand with CPEC
KHAR: An all-parties conference convened by Jamaat-e-Islami on Sunday announced to launch a joint movement to get the Malakand division and Mohmand tribal district included in the China-Pakistan...

They lamented that the Dir-Chitral-Bajaur road project had been dropped from the Public Sector Development Programme and this step has caused resentment among the local people.The APC demanded that the merged district should be expected from taxes till 2023 to give relief to the local people.Former governor Shaukatullah Khan, Member National Assembly Abdul Akbar Chitrali, MPA Inayatullah Khan, Syed Akhunzada Chattan, Badshah Advocate, Maulana Abdul Rasheed, JI’s Haroon Rasheed, Maulana Waheed Gul, Mian Sultan Yousaf Bacha of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Maulana Arif Haqqani of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Hussain Shah Yousafzai of Awami National Party and others were present.The participants in the APC asked the government to honour the pledges made with the people of the merged district at the time of the merger.

The politicians belonging to Bajaur, Mohmand, Upper Chitral, Lower Chitral, Upper Dir, Lower Dir attended the APC.They demanded that Bajaur, Mohmand, Chitral and Dir should be linked with the CPEC project, which was a game-changer and would help bring prosperity to these areas.

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