Khattak: KP govt focusing on services to common man
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.