KP cabinet approves Khasadar, Levies forces merger into police

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cabinet Tuesday formally approved permanent merger of Khasadar and Levies forces into provincial police.
Provincial Minister for Information Shaukat Yousafzai told media here after the cabinet meeting that the cabinet has approved ‘Khasadar Force (absorption in KP police) Rules 2019’ and ‘Levies Force (absorption in KP police) Rules 2019’.
He said after permanent merger of the two forces the staff would be entitled for all privileges, facilities and benefits which are being enjoyed by KP police personnel.
The cabinet meeting chaired by KP Chief Minister Mehmood Khan also approved KP special police force regularization act 2019 under which the services of all contract or fixed pay police personnel till date of August 1, 2019 would be regularized.
Meanwhile the cabinet also approved promotions of BPS 16, 17, 18 and 19 officers of Provincial Ombudsman Secretariat in next grades.
He said the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination has sent a draft bill seeking amendment in the constitution for creation of a Bahawalpur – Southern Punjab Province to the provincial government which was presented in the cabinet meeting.
Senators Bharamand Tangi of PPP and others have presented the a constitutional amendment bill in the parliament to this effect, he explained. The cabinet also approved exemption in rules for purchase of contraceptive medicines from the market, he said adding that the measure was part of effort to control population growth rate.
The cabinet also approved setting up of Environmental Empowerment Fund Board to be chaired by Secretary Environment while the other members would include Secretaries Finance, Planning and Development, Local Government, Social Welfare and Industries.

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