Lakki Marwat: According to Bannu Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Zubair Niazi, the KP government has approved about Rs4 billion for the rehabilitation of the Janikhel tribal territory. On Tuesday, he told Dawn that the package comprised the construction of a dam, roads, bazaar beautification, and the establishment of a Rescue 1122 station.
He claimed that at a meeting with the Janikhel elders, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan offered the development package. He added Rs2 billion would be spent on the construction of a small dam to boost the agriculture, forestry, and livestock industries as part of the package.
He stated that Rs800 million would be spent on the construction of a technical college, a boys degree college, and the upgrading of four schools in the education sector. In the Janikhel district, he said, nine solar-powered tubewells would be sunk at a cost of Rs120 million.
The DC stated that Rs. 33 million will be spent on the building of two irrigation channels as well as the de-silting of the Shakto, Bosi, and Baspa canals, and that a veterinary clinic would be established in the area for Rs20 million.
He added Rs30 million would be spent on Type-D hospital facilities, Rs36 million on establishing a separate electricity feeder for Janikhel, and Rs52 million on establishing a Rescue 1122 station.
Around Rs1 billion would be spent on road building, street pavement, and urban beautification, according to the deputy commissioner.