Mahmood Khan presided over a meeting of the provincial cabinet that decided to strengthen the provincial Anti Corruption Department.


Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan presided over a meeting of the provincial cabinet that decided to strengthen the provincial Anti Corruption Department, revitalize it to the maximum extent in order to make it sensitive to elimination of corruption and all sorts of irregularities. “PTI has an agenda for efficient, transparent and free corruption governance. We will weed out corruption because the poor is the end victim of corruption and injustices”, the Chief Minister categorically stated. He also agreed to the publication of notification of the Right to Services commission in the official gazette and directed to widen the scope of the commission for efficient and speedy services to the poor. He also decided to convene a separate meeting on the merger of erstwhile FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The meeting also focused on the complex financial and technical implications in the newly seven merged districts adding that his government would fight out the case of the province in the Council of Common Interest (CCI) and directed the committee headed by Provincial Minister Shehram Tarakai for accelerated preparation in this regard.
The cabinet meeting attended by provincial ministers, Chief Secretary, IGP and administrative secretaries, formed a committee comprising members of the cabinet to prepare recommendations for strengthening and revitalization of Provincial Anti Corruption Department and the financial implications required for the purpose.
Chief Minister said that PTI had a government in the centre as well and we would not make compromises against corruption. We wanted a transparent system of governance adding that NAB is now independent of political interference therefore there was no need for the Ehtesab Commission in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. We would focus on the anti corruption department to eliminate corruption in the province. He also agreed to the mechanism for discouraging corruption at the lowest tiers of governance including in district and Tehsil level. He said that reforms were essential for administrative, policing, decision making and corruption free quality governance in the province.
The cabinet agreed to the establishment of Directorate of Drugs Control and Pharmacy Services which the Chief Minister linked to the corruption free scientific monitoring mechanism. The cabinet also agreed to the posting of three District and Session Judges as ATC Judges and repatriation of ATC Judges to Peshawar High Court. The cabinet also approved the issuance of certification for registration of publishing and printing of Holy Quran to two firms that included Nashraan Muhammad Iqbal Tashee ul Quran Trust Abbottabad and Hashmat Ali Al-Ilm Publication Qissa Khawani Bazar Peshawar.
The cabinet also approved the amendment bill for the regularization of remaining employees of Transport Department. The cabinet also approved the transfer of land to Pak Army for Swat Cantonment. It also directed the finance department to adjust the two billion rupees loan of Environment Department taken from Energy Department. The money had already been spent on the billion tree tsunami.
Chief Minister also directed to dispose of the rusty timber and plant new saplings. He also agreed to the productive use of public property, provided, the process does pose any threat to the environment or climate change. He stressed the need for enhancing the role of right to public service including some other services to be available to the people within the determined time period. He also agreed to the citizen facilitation centre in collaboration with IT Board which would initially be established at all seven divisional headquarters. The relevant quarters assured to start work on it from the next month. The cabinet also decided to clear Rs. 2.9 billion liabilities of different schemes. The cabinet also agreed to the transfer of power from Secretary Home to Additional Secretary Home the power of appellate/revisional court. The cabinet also agreed to the KP Continuation of Law in the erstwhile PATA Act, 2010. Under the Act, the laws in the tribal areas under the 247 Article of the Constitution. The Bill would be tabled in the Provincial Cabinet in its next session. The cabinet also Okayed the additional land acquisition for Mataltan Hydro Power Project. The cabinet also agreed to the search and nomination council and its three non official members for constitution of new Board of Governors for hospitals in the province.
Mahmood Khan directed to immediately form these boards. He also agreed in principle to the automation of governance system of provincial government departments in collaboration with the World Bank. He also directed to resolve the problems of the people related to DASU Dam. He also asked for recommendations for reforms in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission making it free from all sort of influence including political adding that this province needed talented and able youth to run the province efficiently. He assured tourism promotion adding that a task force has already been formed in this regard.


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