Ameer Haider Hoti says talks only option to restore peace
Ameer Haider Hoti says talks only option to restore peace Ameer Haider Hoti says talks only option to restore peace Ameer Haider Hoti says talks only option to restore peace

PUBLISHED 7/14/2017
Pledges more funds for Mardan DHQ



Friday, February 06, 2009





MARDAN: Chief Minister NWFP Ameer Haider Khan Hoti Thursday said his government believed in resolving issues through talks and efforts were on to bring the militants to the negotiating table.



“Talks are the best way to resolve issues and restore peace in the province,” he said while talking to reporters here. The chief minister pledged funds for the new building of the Mardan Press Club and said that soon work on the building and media colony would be started.



Earlier, he expressed his satisfaction over the ongoing development work in District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital. He visited the DHQ hospital Mardan and inspected various wards and ongoing development work. He also met patients and inquired after their health. He also suspended Dr Tariq Anwar Khan, radiologist of the hospital following complaints made by the patients and common people.



Talking to local journalists on the occasion, the chief minister expressed satisfaction over the ongoing development work in the hospital.Hoti said Rs10 million had been provided for the development work in the hospital and Rs12.05 million would be made available for the CT. Scan machine. He said the previous government had paid no attention to the dilapidated state of the hospital, therefore, the hospital was unable to cater to the needs of local population.



The chief minister said that his government would leave no stone unturned to provide all facilitates to the local population and patients. He said that his government was evolving short and long-term policies and huge fund would be kept in the next annual development programme (ADP) for the DHQ Hospital Mardan. He said that no interruption and misappropriation of finances would be tolerated in the affairs of the hospital and asked the media to keep a vigilant eye on the development work being carried out in the hospital.