Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Kazim Niaz was briefed on the annual development program in the Planning and Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehab Ali Shah briefed the Chief Secretary. The meeting was also attended by Secretary P&D Amir Tareen and Special Secretary P&D Abid Wazir. The meeting reviewed in detail the total cost of the proposed development projects of all the departments and other issues for inclusion in the next Provincial Annual Development Program including the Accelerated Development Program for Integrated Districts. In addition to the proposed new projects to be included in the next annual development program, important decisions were taken in this regard after a thorough review of the progress on the ongoing development projects.
The Chief Secretary emphasized the importance of projects to protect canals and rivers from industrial waste and pollution in the proposed development projects. Apart from this, the project of garbage collection and sanitation equipment in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was also discussed. The new annual development program also highlighted the importance of setting up education complexes for special people in the tribal districts as well as Plans for solar-powered irrigation projects and food and drug testing laboratories in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were also considered.
Special attention is also being paid to education, health, communication, and infrastructure systems in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the forthcoming development program. The provincial government is developing a development program that will have a direct positive impact on the people.