Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan had a meeting with the Parliamentary leaders in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly here at Chief Minister House Peshawar. The parliamentary leaders were led by leader of the opposition in the provincial assembly Akram Khan Durrani. Speaker Provincial Assembly Mushtaq Ghani, Senior Minister Muhammad Atif Khan, Provincial Minister for Information Shaukat Yousafzai, Sardar Hussain Babak and Khushdil Khan of ANP, Sardar Yousaf of PML-N, Sher Azam wazir of PPP attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed at length the overall developmental strategy of the province that included the ongoing schemes, schemes in education, health and irrigation, dualization of Indus Highway, motorway from Peshawar to Karachi, Bypasses, Swat Motorway, CPEC related projects including Chashma lift irrigation scheme D.I.Khan, the extension of public sector entities to the newly merged districts, schemes in road communications, colleges, small dams, chairman DDAC, Umbrella scheme, class-iv appointment, tourism and industrialization in the province. The parliamentary leaders presented a set of proposals related to the DDAC chairmanships of different districts, share of the opposition in the umbrella scheme, the class-iv employees and posting and transfers in the constituencies of MPAs and other privileges.
Addressing the meeting the Chief Minister assured to evolve a clear and implementable strategy for the genuine proposals and suggestions of the parliamentary leaders. His government would maintain the healthy traditions in order to relief to the people, he added. He said that education and health will continue to be the priority areas of his government but simultaneously it would focus on widening the fiscal base of the province and strictly follow the austerity drive. There would be no whimsical decisions but resources would be spent on the public welfare, prosperity and development of the province. Transparency and merit would be upheld, he assured.
The Chief Minister said that he had recently had a meeting with the chairman higher education for the allocation of resources at the disposal of provincial government because the provincial government can better understand the needs and requirements of different educational institutions and as such allocation to such institutions should be demand and need driven. He assured to look into the proposal of establishing the female campus of Hazara University in the sprawling building with vast areas in Jabba Mansehra. He assured to convene a meeting of Commissioner Hazara and Deputy Commissioner Manshera to remove the hurdles in the allotment of residential plots to the earthquake stricken victims of Balakot at Bakarial city. He also assured to resolve the problems in the Voucher System of elementary education foundation.
Mahmood Khan said his government was committed to completing the near to completion schemes in the first go and the rest would be taken in hand for completion after the transfer of resources of the share of the province of NFC and net hydel royalty etc . There will be a uniform developmental strategy and each and every area would get its due share in the developmental strategy.
The Chief Minister said that the merger of new districts in the province has brought along new challenges but we have a matching preparedness. The provincial government has already extended the services of some of the public sector entities to the new districts and the rest would be taken care of gradually, he added.
He appreciated the gesture of opposition adding that we all are on one and the same page on the CPEC related projects assuring to take concrete steps for launching the Chashma lift irrigation scheme and royalty on marble industry to Buner district. He said that tourism is our priority area which has the potential to become the foundation of provincial economy that he termed to be a realistic step towards jobs generation, putting the province on economic development and bringing overall prosperity for the province. He assured the extension of BS classes throughout the province. He assured to have a high level meeting soon in order to properly assess the fiscal base of the province that would be the baseline for accommodating the suggestions of the opposition, he added.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan made a surprise visit to Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) Peshawar, on Tuesday. He visited OPD and also enquired about their health of the patients. Mahmood Khan checked counter system of the hospital and also the provision of medicine to the patients. He stated that the purpose of my visit is to know the problems of patients and to resolve them immediately. He added that more resources would be utilized for health sector as to provide facilities to every patient without any discrimination. He said that health and education sectors are the basic priority sectors of his government and “I myself monitoring these sectors”, he added. Over a Complaint from a patient, the Chief Minister issued instructions on the spot to provide wheel chair to the patient. Minister information Shaukat Yousafzai accompanied the Chief Minister during his surprise visit to KTH Peshawar.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has released 11 falcons recovered by wildlife department here in Chief Minister House Peshawar. These rare species of falcons were recovered by wildlife department at difference check posts of the different district. DFO wild life said that smugglers have also been arrested. Among these 11 falcons eight were recovered by DFO Peshawar while three by DFO Bannu at D.I.Khan which were later shifted to Chief Minister House Peshawar as to release these precious birds by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by his own hand. On the occasion, Chief Conservator Wildlife, said that the value of these falcons are in million of rupees.
Chief Minister appreciated these efforts of the wildlife department adding that these birds are very important for the nature and the smuggling and hunting of these birds is violation of law.
These rare birds like falcons are very necessary for the environment and it boosts the beauty of a country. He further instructed that such type of criminal activities should be rooted with full force by the government departments.On the occasion, Minister Information Shaukat Yousafzai, Minister Forest Ishtiaq Urmar and MPA & Spokesperson to Provincial government Ajmal Khan Wazir were also present.