Second Phase of Peshawar Uplift Program

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has officially approved the implementation of the proposed new schemes under the second phase of the Peshawar Uplift Program while directing to ensure timely and quality completion of the already ongoing schemes including the Hayatabad Trail. He also stressed on the need for a formal maintenance and management plan to make the measures taken for the beautification of Peshawar lasting and effective and said that the uplifting of the provincial capital Peshawar is among the priorities of the government. The Chief Minister directed to take action against the professional beggars in Peshawar and clarified that in order to permanently solve this problem, the leading elements and groups of professional beggars need to be curbed. While presiding over a meeting, the Chief Minister said that it is not enough to just round up the professional beggars, but concrete steps should be taken to remedy this problem in general. The Chief Minister said that due to the action in Peshawar, professional beggars will move to other districts, which need to be closely monitored and action taken against them. Earlier, while briefing the meeting regarding the progress on various projects under the Peshawar Uplift Program, it was informed that progress is being made on about 20 different schemes under the program, the detailed design of which has been approved by the relevant forum and the next week. The tender for these schemes will also be issued within. The meeting was informed that the project of six km long Hayatabad Trail is of great importance which will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 80 crore. Apart from jogging and cycle tracks, other facilities including public toilet, tuck shop, kid zone, open gym, badminton and basketball courts, library, ladies gym and skating area will be provided in Hayatabad trail. It will be a one-of-a-kind and state-of-the-art project with 18 feet wide tracks, green belts on both sides. Other projects under the program include beautification of Iqrachowk (University Road), Town Market Park Avenue, construction of Tiga Chowk Park Avenue from University Town, beautification of Pulausai Road Intersection and Pulausai University Road to Zoo, Khyber Teaching Hospital to University Model College. Important projects like road beautification are included. Apart from this, through the Archeology Department, the Agriculture Training Institute, Guard House and Government Hasnain Sharif Shaheed School No. 1 restoration and renovation projects are also part of the program. Similarly, among the new schemes proposed for the phase-out of the program are rehabilitation, beautification and beautification of the road from Kabuli Gate to Qisa Khwani Bazar, Qisa Khwani Bazar to Chowk Yadgar, Chowk Yadgar to Ghanta Ghar,

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