ISLAMAABD: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan called on Prime Minister Imran khan at Bani Gala, Islamabad on Sunday and discussed with him matters related to mega developmental schemes in the province with special focus on the development portfolio of the Newly Merged Areas under the 10 Years Development Program and priority areas of the provincial government for the upcoming budget. The mega developmental schemes which came under discussion inculde Dualization of Indus Highway, Peshawar to Dera Ismail Khan Motorway, Swat Motorway Phase -2 and Chashma Right Bank Canal Lift System. The Chief Minister termed the CRBC Lift System project as of vital importnace for the agricultural development of the province and requested the Prime Minister to direct the concerned quarters to include the scheme in the upcoming federal PSDP. Matters related to the payments of arears of Net Hydel Profits to Khyber Pakhtunkwa specially payments of NHP areas as per the MoU signed between the provincial government and WAPDA also came under discussion. The Chief Minister appraised the Prime Minister about Corona situation in the province and the provincial government’s efforts to contain its outbreak. He also highlighted the issues faced by the oversease of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stranded in the gulf states due to Corona pandemic and requested the Prime Minister for necessary measures to resolve their isaues on priority basis. Touching upon the federal PSDP issues, Mahmood Khan suggested that inclusion of all the important developmental schemes in the federal PSDP proposed by the provincial government be ensured and requested the Prime Minister to direct the relevant quarters for necessary actions to this effect. The Chief Minister also took up the issue of unannounced ban on the transportation of wheat and flour from Punjab to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and demaded the Prime Minister to intervene and use his good office to resolve the issue. Mahmmod khan also requested the Prime Minister to allocate significant funds in the federal PSDP for the rehabilitation and settlement of the internally displaced persons of merged areas. Prime Minister imran Khan assured that all the outstanding issues of khyber Pakhtunkhwa government related to the federal and Punjab governments would be resolved on priority basis.
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