PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will pay advance salaries and pensions to all government servants before Eidul Azha on July 15.

Announcement to this effect was made through a notification issued by the KP Finance Department on Wednesday. According to the notification, the concerned departments and authorities have been directed to ensure disbursement of salaries and pensions in advance on July 15.

The salaries will be paid ahead of the scheduled time to enable the employees to perform the religious obligation of sacrifice on the occasion of Eidul Azha and meet other expenses related to Eid. Prices of sacrificial animals are very high in the cattle markets, and this financial boost will help people perform the religious duty.

LG elections in KP

The KP government has completed preparations for the local government elections, as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is expected announce the polls in the entire province including the merged tribal districts by October 15.

This was revealed by KP Minister for Local Government Akbar Ayub Khan while addressing a tribal Jirga during a daylong visit to Orakzai tribal district after inaugurating a newly constructed causeway on the river and nullah in Kasha area of Central Orakzai on Wednesday.

The causeway facilitated 11 villages of 900 families of Kasha area to have access to the district highway in all weathers.

Akbar Ayub Khan assured durable solution of the problems. He said the merger of erstwhile Fata with KP was a historical achievement of the PTI-led government, and now no one could dare to reverse the process of speedy development over there.

Compensation cheques in Khyber district

The district administration Khyber tribal district under the Citizens Losses Compensation Program (CLCP) distributed compensation cheques worth Rs83.84 million among 299 owners of damaged houses of Akakhel tribe.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Relief) Naveed Akbar, Assistant Commissioner Bara Naik Muhammad and CLCP coordinator were present at cheque distribution ceremony. Naveed Akbar said the district administration had so far disbursed Rs3,155.44 million under CLCP program among owners of 5,883 houses which were completely destroyed and 5,014 partially damaged houses as compensation amount. He said that the district administration was conducting a survey to compile a data of remaining damaged houses in order to give compensation amount to owners.



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