Provincial govt fully cognizant of problems being faced by people due to coronavirus: CM KP

Special Correspondent


PESHWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that each and every sector of the society has been affected by the Corona pandemic and the provincial government is fully cognizant of the problems being faced by people due to prevailing situation of corona virus adding that despite its limited resources the government was taking all possible steps to give maximum relief to all the segments of the society. He was talking to a delegation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council who called on him at Chief Minister House Peshawar on Friday and discussed with him issues faced by the lawyer community due to corona pandemic. Provincial Minister for Law, Sultan Muhammad Khan and Secretary Law, Masood Ahmad were also present on the occasion. The delegation was led by the Vice Chairman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council Advocate, Shahid Raza Malak. Other members of the delegation included Saifur Rehman, Javedullah, Qaiser Ali Shah, Shahid Qayyum, Sajjad Shah and others. Talking to the delegation, the Chief Minister said that the government was taking every possible step to contain the mass scale outbreak of Corona virus in order to protect the lives of the citizens further stating that on the one hand we have to control the pandemic and the other hand we have to save the vulnerable segment of the society from hunger and poverty. Mahmood Khan said that in the scenario, the provincial government is focused on strengthening the health service delivery system of the province to provide best possible healthcare facilities to the corona patients and at the same time it’s making efforts to provide livelihood opportunities to the people. Mahmood Khan maintained that despite all the odds, the provincial government did not compromise the developmental projects of public welfare in the budget of the upcoming financial year. He said that neither any new tax has been imposed and nor the rates of existing taxes have been increased in the budget in order to facilitate the general public. On this occasion, the Chief Minister handed over a cheque of Rs. 50 million to the delegation as grant for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council. The Chief Minister assured that provincial government will take every possible step to address the genuine issues of lawyer community. The delegation thanked the Chief Minister for listening to their issues and his assurance to resolve these issues as well.