Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has termed the concept and formal launch of e-billing in the province as the strong and transparent basis for corruption free transparent governance, rule of law and upholding of merit in the overall standardized construction. “We are introducing a new culture against the old mindset and status quo that will change the whole complexion of governance in the province will facilitate change, discourage corruption and irregularities and misuse of resources”, he added. The e-billing expertise and model will be replicated at federal levels and the armed forces would also get benefit out of it in order to ensure total transparency at all level of governance. He agreed to the expansion of Swat Expressway adding that this mega project would integrate the whole belt leading to the overall sustained economic growth of the province.
These views he expressed while formally launching the e-billing system in Communication & works Department at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. Provincial Minister for C&W Akbar Ayub Khan, Secretary C&W and others attended.
Chief Minister said that PTI government was going all out to replace the rusty system of the past with the new system based on modern technology to run public sector institutions transparently and with full dynamism in consonance with the new age requirements. The e-billing in the C&W Department would have some better and positive dimensions that will lead to the introduction of e-governance for the efficient services and transparent disposal of different workings and functions of institutions in the near future. He appreciated the introduction of e-billing in C&W adding that it would promote transparency and the contractors and the people would not face any problem after this concept. It was unfortunate that in the past public sector institutions did not move forward and adapt to the modern age requirements therefore we are lagging behind. He said the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is fast emerging as a symbol of other provinces.
Secretary C&W briefed the Chief Minister about the restructuring, improved efficiency, the creation of new posts and the 100 day plan and the problems thereof. The Chief Minister assured to resolve their problems soon.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has reaffirmed his firm government commitment for polio free Peshawar and assured to provide all available resources to achieve this end. The team for the prevention of polio would be given proper security and it we all will work as a team towards this end, he assured.
He was talking to Advisor to Prime Minister on Polio Eradication Babar Khan at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. Deputy Commission Peshawar, CCPO and other relevant quarters were also present at the occasion. The meeting focused on the federal government planning, prioritization sensitive districts including Peshawar and underlined the need to make Peshawar polio free city. The federal government’s interest and keenness for the prevention of polio also came up for discussion and it was decided to plan a consistence struggle to make Peshawar free from polio with focus on other sensitive areas. It is a collective effort and therefore we have to work as a team that would be supported by district administration, police and other relevant agencies. The Deputy Commissioner also briefed the meeting about the steps for polio eradication and informed that a workable and comprehensive plan has already been worked out for eradication of polio from Peshawar and other vulnerable districts of the province.