NWFP Assembly wants Kalma on facade
PESHAWAR: The North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution unanimously demanding that Kalma-e-Tayyaba be engraved on the legislature’s building.
The assembly also called for gas provision to Peshawar’s neglected areas and work on the Chashma Right Bank Canal (CRBC).
The house adopted 11 resolutions moved by different members. Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal representative Dr Muhammad Zakir Shah said the Kalma-e-Tayyaba was inscribed on the National Assembly’s building and should also be engraved on the provincial assembly building. Shagufta Naz urged the provincial government to speak to the federal government about gas for some of Peshawar’s suburban areas. Pakistan People’s Party-Shaheed Bhutto representative Israrullah Khan Gandapur also urged the federal government to start early construction work on the CRBC lift canal, whose feasibility report had already been prepared by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Gandapur’s resolution said the project’s height should be increased from the proposed 60 feet to 70 feet, to cultivate most of the barren land.
Dr Zakirullah said the federal government should provide more 25, 50, 100 and 250 kilowatt transformers to all Peshawar Electricity Supply Company sub divisions to replace damaged transformers. MMA MPA Qari Muhammad Abdullah Bangash demanded the provincial government provide electricity to Cheri Waziran, Matgola Banda, and Jargomela villages. Similarly PPP-Parliamentarian MPA Tariq Khattak said that his constituents in PF-12 were using timber as an alternate source of energy because they did not have gas. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf parliamentary leader Mian Nisar Gul said local transport should not be charged toll tax at the National Highway Authority’s toll plaza on the Indus Highway in Karak. app