Meetings Regarding Mohmand Dam and Balakot Hydropower Project

Meetings regarding Mohmand Dam and Balakot Hydropower Project were held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Mr Shehab Ali Shah at Planning and Development Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Additional Chief Secretary was apprised of the progress made in both the projects. It may be recalled that Mohmand Dam includes the construction of dams and other projects for local people such as the supply of clean drinking water, and the construction of roads, schools and power grid stations. It will play an important role but will also help in providing employment and prosperity to the concerned areas. Additional Chief Secretary Mr Shehab Ali Shah appreciated the role of the concerned district heads in the project of Mohmand Dam.

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Monitoring Team of P&D Department Visited Various Development Sites in Province

The Monitoring and Evaluation Team of Planning and Development Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa visited the ongoing scheme GHS Pagori in Shangla District which is now being upgraded to Higher Secondary level. The project is one of fifty high schools that are working on higher secondary level upgrades. The team reviewed the financial and physical progress of the project.

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is working on strengthening and improving existing government Fruit Nursery Farms. Team of Monitoring and Evaluation(Mardan Division), Planning and Development, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa along with a staff of the Agriculture Department visited a Nursery Farm in Charbagh District Swabi and checked progress.

The review and monitoring team of the Planning and Development Department of KP is continuously monitoring the ongoing development projects to maintain the quality. In this regard, the supervision team of the Mardan Division inspected the construction work of the Government Higher Secondary School Shaftal Banda in the Mardan District. The team reviewed the progress of the ongoing scheme and issued instructions.

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The 32nd Meeting of the Board of Directors of Trans Peshawar

The 32nd meeting of the Board of Directors of Trans Peshawar was held under the chairmanship of Mr Shehab Ali Shah, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Planning and Development, in which members of the Board and relevant departments participated. The meeting decided to improve the travel facilities of the citizens and further improve the BRT service.
It is worth mentioning that BRT Peshawar is a unique project of its kind in the country in which the highest number of passengers, number of buses, number of routes and lowest subsidy are being given on daily basis.
BRT Peshawar has also recently been awarded the International Gold Standard Award.

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19th PDWP Held on 22nd April 2022

The 19th meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party approved projects worth Rs. 177 billion. Approval was given in a meeting of PDWP chaired by Additional Chief Secretary P&D Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr Shahab Ali Shah.

The projects include the supply of clean drinking water to the Khyber Sur Kamar and Landi Kotal districts, which will solve the long-standing problem of the area. Remember that work will be done on the ancient infrastructure for the completion of the project.

The meeting was attended by members of PDWP and relevant departments. The forum approved 41 projects related to agriculture, rural development, C&W, endowment, food, health and irrigation for the development of the province.

Approved projects include rehabilitation and improvement of canals and other irrigation infrastructure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, construction of flood protection works in Dera Ismail Khan and improvement of a water channel in Buner Shalbandai, provision of land for Dir Motorway and Visibility Gap Funding for construction of Peshawar DI Khan Motorway, Solar System Project under District Development Plan for Bannu Division and Construction and Rehabilitation of Mirakhel to Ismail Khani Road, the establishment of Emergency Rescue Service Rescue 1122 in Buner District related to relief, award of scholarships to former FATA students at Ghulam Ishaq Institute Topi Swabi in the field of industries, the establishment of two best centres in the field of Renewable Energy at Government College of Technology in Peshawar and Swat. the construction of food warehouses in Mohmand district in terms of food, Provision of Research Studies, Consultancy, Survey, Detailed Design Feasibility Studies for Greater Peshawar Region Mass Transit Circular Rail Project, Improvement of Facilities and Infrastructure in Existing Judicial Complex of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Girls Section at Bannu Model School & College Establishment of other necessary infrastructure, Development programs for environmental impact mitigation programs in sports and tourism, Integrated Development Package for Tehsil Sub Division Wazir Jani Khel, Improvement of mosques and madrassas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of existing road from Bannu to Miranshah in the road sector, construction of Jani Khel Old Mandi to Poya Jani Khel road and other projects are included.

Highlights

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Sustainable Development Strategy Final Report 22 July 2019

The underlying defining principles guiding and steering the development of the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) encompass: a) a number of objective realities, b) political landscape, c) institutional framework, d) security environment, and e) fiscal and financial compulsions. These broader contextual underpinnings represent a complex structural situation and define the entire gamut of political economy in which the SDS was developed and will be implemented. The complexity of the political and strategic context with a focus on identifying areas of comparative advantages and challenges has been summarized in the following topical sections

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6th Steering Committee Meeting Regarding SEED Pakistan

Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development, Department, Mr Shahab Ali Shah, chaired the 6th steering committee meeting for SEED Pakistan. During the meeting, program updates were shared, and key decisions were made. The SEED programme aims to improve provincial economic planning and increase the efficiency of public investments.

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Farewell Meeting in The Honor of Additional Secretary Mr Shahid Mahmood

A farewell meeting was held in honour of Additional Secretary Mr Shahid Mahmood at Planning and Development Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Mr Shehab Ali Shah, Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chaired the meeting. Mr Shah Mehmood, Secretary, Department of Planning and Development and other officials were present on the occasion. Additional Chief Secretary Mr Shahab Ali Shah extended best wishes to the outgoing Additional Secretary Shahid Mahmood and presented him the honorary shield.

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Preparation & Planning for ADP 2022-23

The Department of Planning and Development is working on preparations and planning for the annual development program for the year 2023-2022 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the uniform development of the entire province on the special instructions of the provincial government, which will be finalized soon. In this regard, a phased consultative meeting is being held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Shahab Ali Shah in which relevant departments and officials are engaged.

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Meeting on Merged Areas Governance Project UNDP

A meeting with team of Merged Areas Governance Project UNDP held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr Shahab Ali Shah regarding Qabail Led Development(QLD), District Packages “Da Khushaale Lara Program” and new interventions such as Solutions Lab . Team briefed Additional Chief Secretary about progress of different initiatives under the project for the socio-economic uplift of people of newly merged districts.

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M&E Team of P&D KP Visited Various Sites in D.I.Khan Division

Monitoring and Evaluation team of Planning and Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa DI Khan Division visited Government Girls Primary School Almar Gul Koroona New Abadi District Tank and a solar based Drinking Water Supply Scheme at Rehmat Abad Tehsil Sararogha. As per directions of provincial government Monitoring Teams of Planning and Development Department are visiting ongoing schemes across the province in order to assure quality work, and check physical and financial progress.

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