KP Cabinet approves bifurcation of Chitral into two districts

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunhwa cabinet on Thursday gave go-ahead to the Energy and Power Department to present its case of Rs135 billion annual Net Hydel Profit (NHP) to the Council of Common Interests (CCI) and approved the bifurcation Chitral into two districts for better governance of the largest district of the province.

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan presided over the meeting that took a number of decisions.

Briefing the media at the Cabeint Room, Civil Secretariat, after the meeting, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information r Shaukat Yousafzai said the cabinet approved the bifurcation of Chitral into two districts-Lower Chitral and Upper Chitral.

He said Chitral is a largest district of the province and its residents had been demanding its bifurcation, which was approved in 2017. However, it could not be notified and the provincial cabinet approved the creation of new Upper Chitral as district, he added.

Flanked by advisor to the chief minister on energy and power Himayatullah Khan, Secretary Information and Public Relations Department Qaisar Alam, Shaukat Yousafzai said that Supreme Court had disposed of the case regarding the NHP and allowed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to raise the matter at all relevant forums, including the courts.

He said it did not make Khyber Pakhtunhwa to surrender its stance on the NHP matter. It rather enabled the government to reserve its right to take up their longstanding issue to determine NHP as per Kazi Committee Methodology (KCM). .. Source


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