Meeting on Peshawar Revival Plan

Meeting on Peshawar Revival Plan was chaired by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan. The meeting was briefed on the progress made so far in the implementation of projects under the Peshawar Revival Plan. The meeting decided to appoint Commissioner Peshawar as focal person to improve the pace of implementation of these projects. The Chief Minister directed the Commissioner Peshawar to self-monitor the implementation of these projects and submit a report every fortnight. The Chief Minister expressed dissatisfaction with the pace of implementation of these projects. There will be no compromise on concrete progress and timely completion of these projects, the Chief Minister said. All institutions should show solid progress for timely completion of their respective tasks. Paperwork alone will not work, says Mahmood Khan. We have less time and more work, the departments have to perform exceptionally well, the Chief Minister said. We have to perform exceptionally well to meet public expectations, Mahmood Khan said. Delay and negligence in completion of public welfare schemes will not be tolerated Chief Minister said. Everything is fine in the briefing and the situation on the ground is different, it will not work, Mahmood Khan said.

According to briefing under the Peshawar Revival Plan, work is underway in seven different areas including encroachment elimination, renovation, tree planting, and traffic flow. According to briefing 203 kanals of government land has been relinquished so far in operation against encroachments, Wall chalking has been cleared from 28 km walls. Standardized boards have been installed at 700 shops, More than 750 balconies and rafters have been removed, 6,000 flags have been removed from poles, 750 temporary cabins in the factory market have been removed. 550 shops in the parking lot were demolished. Work is underway to install LED lights on Ring Road.  More than 1.5 lakh saplings have been planted in different parts of Peshawar so far this year under tree planting campaign. PC-1 of various projects in the city under Cities Improvement Project has been sent to Central Development Working Party for final approval.

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