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Candidates launch projects from own purse in Lakki Marwat


May 28, 2015

LAKKI MARWAT: Some of the candidates running for the local government elections have started launching small development projects in the district from their own resources.
Jamal Ahmed, belonging to Serai Naurang tehsil, said the longstanding problems of the people are being solved in no time though they had been tired requesting the authorities concerned for help.
He said the grave problems of the people were loadshedding, disconnection of the power supply due to out of order transformers and lack of drinking water as the tubewells in most of the villages are non-functional. Noor Ahmed, belonging to Tajori town, said, “I wish the elections of the local government could be held after every two years if it isn’t possible to do it every year.”
He added that the pace of work being done in such a short time has surprised everyone.Muhammad Wali, a schoolteacher, said the candidates in their union council were making sure to provide certain facilities to the villagers keeping in view their resources.
“In the past the political bigwigs and leaders visited their village time and again and assured the repair of the broken tube-well meant for drinking purpose but nothing was done,” he said. “Now the tubewell had been repaired by the candidate from his own pocket,” he added.
Naseerullah Khan, a trader in Darra Pezu town, said the power supply to the locality inhabited by their ‘khel’ was being tripped due to faulty transformer but it had now been repaired by the candidate belonging to their village.
Malik Motabar Khan, belonging to Khoidadkhel locality in Lakki town and contesting the election for the district councillor in his tweet to a local message alert announced as part of his electoral programme to provide 200 solar systems and 50 pressure pumps to the residents.
On the other hand, the residents of Mohalla Haqdadabad in their tweet thanked Dr Sarfaraz Khan, who is the candidate for the tehsil council, for laying down the gas

pipeline to their locality. Also, the dwellers of Sheikhan and Sher Khan localities in Lakki town also thanked him for installing 100KV power transformer.
“We are happy that our problems are being resolved by the candidates before the local government elections. We are thankful to them for doing what the government could not do,” a resident Hassan Ali said.

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