PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that he will approach the relevant forum to ensure the share of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the CPEC projects.

He said the previous PML-N government kept the province under the constant fallacy of saying something and doing the other adhering to an agenda to keep the backward areas backward and doing more injustice to the already deprived people.

He was talking to different delegations of parliamentarians here on Friday, said an official statement.

The delegations informed the chief minister about the problems in their respective areas.

CM Khan said that he would negotiate at proper forum to get some feasible projects in CPEC portfolio that would include projects in road and rail communication, industrialisation on raw material of the province, oil and gas projects and projects for tourism promotion.

He said the new government had already planned industrialisation, agriculture sector development, efficient use of surface and ground water resources, expanding productive sectors, tapping natural resources with focus on seven newly-merged districts of the erstwhile Fata and developing tourism. He was optimistic that tourism would become the mainstay of the province’s economy.

Published in Dawn, September 1st, 2018