PESHAWAR, 16 November: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Senior Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao distributed 80 cheques worth Rs. 45 million among traders and shopkeepers affected by militancy in the province.
According a press release, the cheques distribution ceremony held here under the auspices of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SMEDA and Economic Revitalization of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA (ERKF) project on Monday.
Addressing on the occasion Sikandar Sherpao said that the people KP including the business community had suffered a lot during the war on terror as “we lost a considerable number of men, women and children and daily life remained paralyzed. Now this province deserved to be compensated and given all its due rights and we would voice for it at every forum”.
He also stressed for improving Pak-Afghan relations at the government, establishment and people to people level so that the goal of restoring lasting peace in the region could be achieved, which was essential for the progress and prosperity of both the neighboring countries.
Referring to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, he appealed the federal government to implement the recommendations of the All Parties Conference, held in the recent past, in letter and spirit and initiate work on the western route of the project as this was necessary for removing the sense of deprivation of the smaller provinces.