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KP Cabinet Approves Rs30 Billion for Solariation of Tube-wells Across the Province

KP Cabinet Approves Rs30 Billion for Solariation of Tube-wells Across the Province

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa caretaker government has approved a project to spend Rs30 billion to solarize 28,000 agricultural tube wells around the province. According to an official statement released here on Thursday, officials informed the cabinet that the federal government would contribute to the project's cost during a meeting presided over by the chief minister and attended by ministers and administrative secretaries.

It gave its approval for the home department to receive 40 kanals of property close to the Hangu police lines to build a police housing complex. On the advice of the pertinent department, it also approved the KP Board of Investment and Trade to utilise Rs332 million in Dubai Expo earnings for required expenses. The cabinet also approved the formation of a committee headed by special assistant Salma Begum to distribute Zakat funds in the province in the absence of the provincial Zakat Ushur Council.

It approved payment of compensation to the Afghan victims of the recent landslides on the Pak-Afghan Road near Torkham at the rate of Rs0.5 million to the injured and Rs1 million to the families of the deceased. For the promotion of tourism in Kurram district, approval was given to transfer more than 25 kanals of government land to the Department of Tourism.

The cabinet approved Rs202.28 million in compensation for the sacked employees of the Pakistan Tourism Development Cooperation as well as the establishment of a surplus pool for 85 employees of the Directorate of Tourist Services.

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