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March 14, 2018

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300 get allotment letters in New Balakot City

MANSEHRA: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) finally handed over allotment letters of 300 plots in New Balakot City to 2005 earthquake survivors’ families of red zone in Balakot on Tuesday.

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“The credit for this milestone achievement goes to Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, who constituted a committee which makes survivor families dream come true and finally started issuing allotment letters to them,” Babar Saleem Swati, the district president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) told a ceremony in Balakot on Tuesday.

The regional president in Hazara Zargul Khan, the focal person of 11-member committee and ex-MPA Mazhar Ali Qasim and Maulana Qazi Khalil Ahmad also addressed the gathering, which was organized to hand over allotment letters.

Swati said that the provincial government was sincerely working to settle survivor families in New Balakot City housing project, which was developed with an estimated cost of Rs12 billion.

Speaking on occasion, Mazhar Ali Qasim said that distribution of allotment letters among survivors of red zone was in progress and around 4000 families would be handed over the ownership letters gradually.

The survivors, who received documents of their plots, said they had been waiting for the allotment of letters for the last 10 long years.

President Pervez Musharraf had performed ground-breaking of the New Balakot city housing project in 2007 and it was scheduled to be completed in 2012.

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