SWAT: The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) presented journalists with official provisional allotment letters for properties in the Media Colony of Dangram, Swat.
As per the details, the ceremony took place at the CM House in Peshawar, while Saeed-ur-Rehman, the chairman of the Swat Press Club, and Mehboob Ali, the president of the Swat Union of Journalists, were also present.
The sources informed that over 500 Kanal are covered by Dangram Media Colony and the housing project has 682 plots, including 256 (7-marla) plots and 426 (5-marla) plots while 71 self-financed plots of 5 Marlas have been assigned to journalists.
Besides, 37% of the total area of the housing society is set aside for residences, 3.5% for businesses, 33% for parks and other open spaces, and about 2% for a cemetery.
Additionally, the society has an underground electric and sewage system, a sewage treatment plant, a mosque, educational institutions, hospitals, and other fundamental facilities.
Speaking at the event, CM Mahmood Khan said that the provincial government was making strenuous efforts to give residents of the province access to residential facilities in line with the vision of former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He continued by saying that to offer inhabitants inexpensive housing options, the provincial government established housing schemes in other districts as well.
The CM noted the importance of journalists to democracy and added that the incumbent provincial government fully supports press freedom.