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PR No. 174 Islamabad: January 28, 2019

Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar said that uplift of the less developed regions would be ensured through a Pakistan’s regional equalization development plan. He expressed these views in a meeting with Taimur Saleemm Khan Jhagra, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance here on Monday. Issues of projects in KP and future strategies for development were discussed in the meeting. Makhdum Khusro Bkhtyar said that next budget of 2019-20 would be a depiction of federal and provincial government’s joint strategies for development. He said all out efforts would be made to ensure implementation of Pakistan’s regional equalization development plan. “Steps would be taken to bring less developed areas of Southern KP, Rural Sindh, Southern Punjab and Balochistan at par with urban centers of Pakistan”, Minister highlighted. He further said that a well coordinated planning would be adopted to develop intermediate cities of the province. Projects of drinking water, sewerage, housing and other sectors would be implemented to ensure uplift of these areas, he maintained. Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar vowed to work for up gradation of existing roads and linking different districts of KP with the motorways. Provincial Minister Taimur Saleemm Khan Jhagra appreciated the role of Federal Government and ensured to work jointly for development of KP. *****

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