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Wednesday, June 19, 2024


Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | May-June Optimism


After attending a meeting of the Capital Investment Facilitation Council, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ali Amin Gandapur expressed hope for May and June, predicting that good decisions would come in those months. He said they would not compromise on its due share while representing the province’s rights. The politician urged the federal government to release funds for the province.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa highlighted the need for resource optimization, especially the creation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as a catalyst for investment. He said the mining sector could be reformed strategically to boost revenue generation, too. Referring to budgetary proposals presented earlier this year by his department. He objected to the imposition of taxes in tribal districts, saying it would not be well received; they may see it as unfair if these obligations are not met. He asked authorities concerned at the center to let loose the development money allocated so far, again promising his total dedication towards eradicating suffering among people living within the KPK region.

Gandapur Urges Federal Funds for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Promises Relief

The provincial budget, estimated at Rs 11 trillion, envisages relief measures. That can only be achieved through supplementary grants from Islamabad according to Gandapur. Who called upon Khan Sahib’s government once more to add weight to their demands lest. This is forgotten too quickly by our leaders. He concluded his speech by saying, “I know what I’m doing,” after talking about recent talks held between him and COAS Bajwa. Where an adequate environment did not allow them to discuss everything they had planned. Still, overall, it went well, considering the circumstances surrounding such engagements these days.

In short, Gandapur spoke urgently about funds needed now being released promptly. He also outlined some key points around spending priorities such as creating SEZs. Which should be done alongside other things like reforming mines strategically, etc. Finally, various parties indicated different recent meetings, including one with army chief Gen Raheel Sharif, where time was limited. However, everything went fine, given the current situation with terrorism.

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