The Dir road construction project has begun. On Wednesday, Malik Shafiullah, special assistant to the chief minister for prisons, inaugurated a Rs10 million road project in Sarai Payeen, Talash.
Addressing a celebration on this occasion, the congressman stated that the administration would ensure that completed, ongoing projects were on schedule. He said that the Kalpani-Talash bypass road was nearing completion. He stated that the Timergara Medical College would begin classes next year.
Protest by contractors: The Government Contractors Association, Malakand division, protested here on Wednesday against the government’s failure to release adequate funds for ongoing development projects in Dir and urged contractors to remove their machinery from project sites in protest of the government’s inability to release sufficient funds.
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Carrying banners and posters, scores of contractors gathered at the Communication and Works Department’s executive engineer offices in Timergara. They then organized a protest rally in front of the DC’s Balambat office. Beginning today, work on the Dir road construction project will be completed by the end of the year.
On occasion, the association’s divisional president Ikramullah, general secretary Imran Takur, and others expressed their disappointment with the govt’s failure to address their concerns. The construction of the Dir road has commenced.
Criticizing the PTI MPs, the contractors stated that they were inaugurating projects in their districts but had been unable to secure the government’s allocation of development funding. The speakers noted that contractors have been unable to continue working on government projects due to a funding constraint for the last three years. Dir road construction project will be completed by the end of the year
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