Federal minister for religious affairs and interfaith harmony Sardar Mohammad Yousaf on Sunday stated that, “the federal government would soon launch the second phase of Hazara motorway.”
“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will soon visit Mansehra to inaugurate the second phase of motorway and other mega development projects,” he told a public meeting in Chaterplan area here.
The minister said the prime minister would also inaugurate work on the first women’s university in Mansehra paperwork on which was almost complete.
He said natural gas would be supplied to the areas in the district.
Yousaf said gas pipelines with large diameters were being laid from Abbottabad to Mansehra and once the exercise was complete, gas would be supplied to the areas, which had no gas supply.
“Gas will be supplied first to Jabba and Shinkiari and later to Balakot, Ghari Habibulah, Oghi and Battle,” he said.
The minister said work on 220KV grid station was in full swing and once the project was complete, the issues of loadshedding and low voltage in Mansehra, Abbottabad and Muzzafarabad would be addressed.
He said the prime minister wanted to put Hazara division on the way to development and that was why mega projects had been planned for it.
Yousaf said the PTI government in the province had failed to deliver.
“The PTI, which had come to power with the slogan of changing the people’s lot, is miserably failed to address issues and challenges facing the people in the province,” he said.
The minister said the federal government was striving for the early rehabilitation of the Oct 26 earthquake victims.
He said distribution of compensation to disaster-hit families was underway.