PESHAWAR: The district government, Peshawar, has approved Rs250 million for development schemes in 92 union councils of the district with special instructions to officials of the relevant departments to ensure timely completion of the projects.

The approval was given in the first meeting of the district government development committee which met with district nazim Arbab Asim Khan in the chair at his office on Thursday.

Deputy commissioner, Peshawar, Riaz Khan Mehsud, assistant director Local Government Faizullah, district planning officer Amir Jan, EDO finance Alamzeb, district council member Shamsul Bari and officials of the communication and works department attended the meeting.

According to a statement, the approved schemes include installation of street lights, repair of pavements, etc. The nazim said that all the schemes had been approved in consultation with the relevant elected representatives after proper study to facilitate the people in need.

He said that the relevant district council members would look after the construction work on the schemes and timely report in case of any lethargy on the part of contractors and government officials so that action could be taken against them.

The district nazim said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf had come into power with its slogan to bring change in lives of people and would fulfil its commitment. He said that people would soon feel a change because the district government had planned to ensure timely completion of projects.

Published in Dawn, January 29th, 2016

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