CM Mahmood says ready for jihad in Kashmir


Shafaqna Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said on Saturday he will lead from the front as sipah salar of his people if ever the Jihad of Kashmir was formally declared by the state.

“We will return from Jihad only after complete victory and liberation of Kashmir from India,” he said while inaugurating the construction work on Pehur High-level canal having a discharge capacity of 230 cusecs and Utla Small Dam Project in District Swabi.

Commenting on the Kashmir issue, the CM univocally stated that the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa along with its people fully support the stand of Prime Minister Imran Khan on the issue and are completely supporting the armed forces in the fight against the atrocities of Indian Army in occupied Kashmir. He stated that the provincial leadership and people of the province are ready to fight alongside its armed forces whenever the state demands it.

While addressing the inaugural ceremony, Mahmood Khan stated that the extension of Pehur High-Level Canal will bring about an agricultural revolution in the province by irrigating 3,500 acres of barren land and increasing the crop yield from 5,000 tonnes to 115,000 tonnes. He also announced the construction of bypass road as demanded by local people.

The project will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs10,156 million having future provision, in the 29km long pressure pipeline, for irrigating additional 10,930 acres of barren land. The project is scheduled to be completed by the year 2022.

As per details, the villages to benefit from the scheme include Mainai, Pabini, Malik Abad, Mian Dheri, Kala, Shah Mansoor, Gajju Kham, Kunda, Mera, Panjpir, Jhangidher, Lahore Sharqi, Lahore Gharbi, Jalsai, Jalbai, Lahore Mera and Nandrak.