On the direction of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan, it has been decided to restore and beautify the important squares and streets of the provincial capital Peshawar. An important meeting regarding the comprehensive plan for the beautification of the historic city of Peshawar in Asia was held on Monday at the Planning and Development Department.
Elected representatives from Peshawar were accompanied by Special Assistant to the Chief Minister for Information and Higher Education Kamran Bangash, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs in the National Assembly Haji Shaukat Ali, Members of the Provincial Assembly Asif Khan and Pir Fida participated.
On the occasion, Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Syed Shehab Ali Shah spoke in detail on the renovation project of Peshawar. Special Assistant to Chief Minister Kamran Bangash told the meeting that Peshawar is one of the few cities with a history of thousands of years which is called a living city and a comprehensive plan to restore and renovate Peshawar’s historic status on the direction of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has begun. This is an important step towards the realization of the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, which is to highlight the beautiful and historical image of Pakistan to the world.
The meeting was informed that in the initial phase of the renovation project, 20 streets of Peshawar would be made model streets while in the second phase, a target of 200 streets has been set. In the matter of Model Streets, the views and suggestions of the elected public representatives of Peshawar were sought which will be presented in the next meeting. The Director General Peshawar Development Authority was directed to present the plan for 3 squares of Peshawar Ring Road with all the details in the next meeting. On this occasion DG Peshawar Development Authority was informed to present a comprehensive plan for GT Road, BRT Main Corridor, Charsadda Road, Gulbahar Road, City Circular Road, Faqirabad Road, Warsak Road, Dilla Zak Road, Palusai Road and Bara Road so that work on Peshawar’s major highways can begin as soon as possible.