PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Public Relations, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that owing to the holy month of Ramazan, the third death anniversary of his son Mian Rashid Hussain Shaheed would be held with simplicity on Thursday (July 26).

He said a special programme in memory of Mian Rashid Hussain Shaheed would be held after the Eidul Fitr. He appealed to all his well-wishers and party workers to locally arrange special programmes and Khatmul Quran for the departed soul of the Shaheed. He made this appeal while talking to the District President of ANP Nowshera Ahrar Khattak and President PK-12 Zar Ali Khan at Peshawar on Tuesday. The minister besides discussing the death anniversary of Mian Rashid Hussain Shaheed also deliberated upon various party matters, developmental strategy, upcoming general elections, problems of the common men and ways and means to strengthen contacts with the electorate.

The minister thanked all those people who contacted and sympathised with him in connection with the death anniversary of his only son Mian Rashid Hussain Shaheed.

He said that keeping in view the difficulties of people owing to Ramazanul Mubarak, he decided to hold the death anniversary with simplicity.

Mian Iftikhar continued that party workers were ANP’s precious assets and they offered matchless sacrifices in all odd hours for the country as well as for the party. He added that therefore they had never been ignored in any matter, but due weightage had always been given to them in all important issues, he added. He assured that genuine problems of the workers would be addressed on priority basis.

The minister called upon the party workers to make full preparation for the upcoming general elections. He was optimistic that the ANP on the basis of its performance and sacrifices would clean sweep the next general elections and make the next provincial government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on its own.

Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance, Engineer Humayun Khan has said that due to low voltage, drinking water and even water for ablution was not available in the holy month of Ramazan to the people of Malakand, which is a matter of great concern.

He added that the government was well aware of the problems of the people in this regard.

He was talking to a delegation of Malakand, which met him at his residence in Peshawar on Tuesday.

Humayun Khan said he had a detailed meeting with Pesco Chief Col (Retd) Tariq Khan Saduzai in Peshawar in this regard and asked him to take stock of the prevailing situation due to low voltage and over loaded transformers and ensure remedial measures on priority basis which he promised within next 10 days.

Humayun Khan said that water was a basic need for life but due to the wrong power policies of the former governments, it became now a national issue.

However, he added that the sitting provincial government had evolved a strategy on war footings to overcome power shortage under which 24 schemes would be started in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and so far four schemes including Lavi, Matiltan, Daral Khwar and Khan Khwar had recently been inaugurated while the rest 20 schemes were in pipeline. He said these schemes on completion would solve the power crises on permanent basis.

Humayun said that during the last 4-1/2 years various developmental schemes costing more than Rs 7 billion have been completed in PK-99 Malakand. The schemes included construction of roads, provision of drinking and irrigational water, pavement of streets, construction of buildings for schools and colleges, sports complexes and mega projects of WSS Batkhela and reconstruction of building of District Headquarter Hospital Batkhela.