Governor Kundi shows olive branch to KP govt after war of words.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: After a war of words between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Faisal Karim Kundi and Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur for several days, the former on Sunday vowed to extend all possible support to provincial government for resolving issues of people rather than indulging in confrontation.

Addressing a press conference at Kundi Model Farm, he said that after taking oath as governor, he always wanted to work for the betterment of people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including former Fata. “I repeatedly wished to work together with the provincial government for the development and welfare of the province,” he said.
Mr Kundi said that he would never want to make Governor’s House a centre of conspiracies as it would ultimately cause sufferings to people of the province. He said that he himself would meet with provincial presidents of all political parties so that a comprehensive case could be prepared for the development of the province.

“We are democratic people and will never want to impose governor’s rule,” he responded to a question about the possibility of governor’s rule in the province. He said that provincial government was given a mandate by people and it should deliver.
Kundi rules out imposition of governor’s rule in the province

“The provincial government will not be allowed to cover its incompetence by making us shield and becoming political martyrs,” he said. He suggested to the provincial government to include mega projects in Public Sector Development Programmes (PSDP), which was in the preparation stage. He added that he would try to help the provincial government in getting funds from centre.

The governor said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was confronting numerous challenges including law and order, economic issues and shortage of electricity and gas. He said that Dera Ismail Khanwas a food basket.

He added that the entire province would be prosperous if Dera Ismail Khan was prosperous and irrigated.

“The law and order is a burning issue being faced by the province,” he said, adding that provincial government should take concrete steps in that regard.

to those issues instead of indulging in confrontation. He said that during the devastating floods of 2022, only Sindh province was prepared to deal with natural disaster. “Now 2.1 million houses have been constructed for flood victims and women would be given ownership of these houses,” he added.

He said that he held a meeting with Peshawar Electric Supply Company chief and asked him to resolve the issue of loadshedding issue in Dera Ismail Khan. He promised that duration of loadshedding would be minimised in phases up to zero level. The process would be started in urban areas and then in rural localities.

Expressing concerns over gas-related issues being faced by the people of his hometown, he said that he was briefed by the SNGPL officers in Dera Ismail Khan about the problems and he would talk to higher authorities to get them resolved.

He said that Gomal University was suffering from political crises. “This university belongs to us,” he added.

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