Islamabad: As per the latest news, Omar Ayub Khan, the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, praised the success of ongoing foreign-funded projects in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and expressed satisfaction with the pace with which they are being implemented.
The minister asked officials to define their development goals and funding needs in order to streamline projects during a meeting with the K-P government to discuss the provincial government’s development priorities and explore options for increasing public investment.
Both sides stressed the importance of improved irrigation systems, farm management, cold storage, and farm-to-market roads in ensuring a continuous supply chain and food security.
Domestic connectivity was also emphasized as a key to unlocking the economic potential of rural and remote areas. As a result, the province’s road network, especially farm-to-market roads, must be improved.
Furthermore, the growing metropolitan population in both large cities and smaller municipalities is placing pressure on urban resources and increasing demands for better public services to address environmental and socio-economic challenges.
More investments in urban infrastructures, such as water supply, sanitation, waste management, and streets, are needed to make cities more vibrant. Both parties agreed to collaborate to identify provincial goals and expedite the preparation of projects.