Khat­tak: KP govt fo­cus­ing on ser­vices to com­mon man

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PESHAWAR—The Chief Min­is­ter KP Pervez Khat­tak has said that the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment be­sides plan­ning for the ef­fi­cient uti­liza­tion of nat­u­ral re­sources was also of­fer­ing at­trac­tive in­cen­tives for en­cour­ag­ing in­vest­ment to pro­mote in­dus­tri­al­iza­tion in the prov­ince to cre­ate job op­por­tu­ni­ties in the prov­ince to over­come un­em­ploy­ment.

This he said dur­ing chat with a delegation of the prom­i­nent an­chors hail­ing from var­i­ous chan­nels of Lahore who called on him at Chief Min­is­ter House Peshawar. The CM also hosted din­ner in the hon­our of the vis­it­ing jour­nal­ists. Spe­cial As­sis­tant to Chief Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion, Mush­taq Ghani, Se­nior Min­is­ter Shahram Khan Tarakai and Sec­re­tary for In-for­ma­tion, Tahir Has­san were also present.

The CM briefed the jour­nal­ists that peo­ple had voted the gov­ern­ment for bring­ing a change in the sys­tem and re­for­ma­tion of in­sti­tu­tions to pro­vide them jus­tice. He said that the gov­ern­ment had to spent its first two years in re­form­ing the in­sti­tu­tions and mak­ing the nec­es­sary leg­is­la­tion.

He said that the gov­ern­ment in­stead of spend­ing on mega projects was fo­cus­ing on the im­prove­ment of the ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties to pro­vide im­proved ser­vices to the com­mon man. He in­formed that pro­vi­sion of bet­ter ba­sic ser­vices in­clud­ing ed­u­ca­tion, health and re­forms in po­lice sys­tem and land record were fo­cused for the pur­pose.

The CM elab­o­rated that the gov­ern­ment be­sides set­ting stan­dard de­sign for school build­ing in­clud­ing 6 rooms and 6 teach­ers had also in­tro­duced in­ter­nal mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem in ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions to im­prove ed­u­ca­tion stan­dard. He said that 15000 pri­mary schools had been funded through PTC to fa­cil­i­tate it, while the re­main­ing schools would be funded in the next bud­get.

The lo­cal gov­ern­ment, he said had also been trans­ferred 30% of the de­vel­op­men­tal funds with clear iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of sec­tors for spend­ing. He said that higher se­condary schools in the prov­ince had been pro­vided Rs. 8 bil­lion for its bet­ter­ment. The CM her­alded that law was in off­ing to link teach­ers’ pro­mo­tion with re­sults.

He said that 20 thou­sand teach­ers had been re­cruited in the prov­ince while more 20 thou­sand would be re­cruited in next fis­cal year. The Chief Min­is­ter told the me­dia men that teach­ing hospi­tals of the prov­ince had been given au­ton­omy while dis­trict and Tehsil head­quar­ters hospi­tals would be grad­ual granted au­ton­omy.

He said that the gov­ern­ment had put an end to po­lit­i­cal in­ter­fer­ence in the af­fairs of the po­lice sys­tem, trans­formed land record and im­proved health de­liv­ery care sys­tem. “Au­ton­o­mous In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Board with in­duc­tion of the pri­vate sec­tor had been formed to fa­cil­i­tate in-vest­ment” the CM as­serted.

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