Hoti launches Baizai Irrigation Scheme

Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti on Wednesday formally launched greater agriculture scheme, Baizai Irrigation Scheme in Katlang district Mardan. The initial cost of Baizi Irrigation Scheme was estimated at Rs 1.80 billion, but its implications has now risen to Rs 3.40billion in making it congruent to needs of the people and the area. He said that agriculture production of the area up till now stood at 8,780 tonnes. 

The distribution scheme of the project will be completed by June that will boost up agriculture production to 260,834 tonnes. Addressing a big public gathering on the occasion, he reiterated that elements that shun violence and extend step to peace are their brothers; and doors of dialogues are open for them. However, he vowed that battle against brutality and violence will continue till the last. 

The Chief Minister said that Baizi Irrigation Scheme will usher agricultural revolution in the area and will guarantee development and prosperity. MNA Himayat Ullah Mayar, presidents ANP districts Mardan, Swabi and Malaknad, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Syed Masoom Shah Bacha, MPA Ghani Dad Khan and others were also present. 

He said that protection of the country and nation, establishment of peace and stability and brighter future for next generation are part of ANP election manifesto, resultantly Red Flag achieved sweeping success. He said that completion of Baizi Irrigation scheme is historical moment for him which is dream of their ancestors and Khudai Khdmatgar, who rendered enormous sacrifices on achieving independence from the British raj. 

He said that the completion of this project under Red Flag is an honour not only for him but also for entire workers of ANP. He said that there was a period of unIslamic virtues, brutality and injustices in Swat five years earlier, added, the present government on coming to power adopted the path of dialogues for extinguishing fire of extremism and agreement reached. 

He said that those elements have certain other agenda due to which they extended the fire from Swat to Buner, Swabi and other areas. He said if we wished, we may also turn back to ground realities and are thinking of our homes, government and ourselves but we opted for path of our ancestors, added, we adopted the path of protection of the country, nation and brighter future of our children and, consequently, we are deprived of our leaders, elected representatives, office bearers and workers. 

The Chief Minister said that 2.5 million people of Malakand division are displaced for eradication of menace of extremism and militancy, added, by grace of God and co-operation of people of host districts, their safe return became possible in mere three months. He said that it is our fault to demand not to kill our children, don’t blast our bazaars, mosques, funerals and don’t push the Pakhtun nation in darkness of ignorance, added, if that is our fault, it is indeed an honour for every soldier of Bacha Khan. 

He said that MPA Shamsher Khan, MPA Alamzeb Khan and ANP Leader Bashir Ahmad Bilour did not rendered sacrifices of their lives for their home, family or business rather they rendered sacrifices for the survival of the country, nation and the motherland. He reiterated that despite sacrifices of hundreds workers, their doors are open for those who shun violence and adapt to peace path and they are our brothers but elements stressing violence will be fought till the last. 

He said that we aimed giving pen and book in hands of Pakhtun children and established 8 universities in public sector, 72 new colleges including 46 colleges for girls in mere four and a half years reflect our promise for spreading light of knowledge to every nuke and corner of the province while earlier to us only 10 universities 46 colleges for girls were established in 60 years. He said that up-gradation of innumerable schools from primary to higher level, establishment of general, technical, professional institutes and addition of three new tehsils in Mardan are part of our development strategy that has no precedent in the past 60 years. He approved construction of road from Mian Khan to Salarzai. He said that construction of highways and bridges and link roads are addition to it. 

He said that everyone claim revolution but red revolution of Bacha Khan has come to the area for irrigating the land. He said that he doesn’t believe in personal criticism, added, every party has the right to meet the people with its manifesto and I pray that God bestowed success to that representatives that deserve to serve the people. 

He said that 5 years performance of the present government, its achievements are all due to support and co-operation of the people. He said that up-gradation of Government High School in Mian Khan Village has already been approved and directed for estimation of cost on repair and reconstruction of tube wells in Sanghu. 

Copyright Business Recorder, 2013

Muhammad Ramzan Rafique
Muhammad Ramzan Rafique

I am from a small town Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Punjab , Pakistan, studied from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, on my mission to explore world I am in Denmark these days..

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