Khattak forms committee to prepare KPEC recommendations in 15-day
Peshawar—Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that his government was going all out for good governance, changing the old mindset making the public office holders accountable to the public and under-taking transparent accountability in the province.
This he stated while presiding over two different meetings of Select Committees on Ehtesab Com-mission and Prevention of Conflict of Interest law in the provincial assembly here Monday.
The meeting form two different committees comprising provincial ministers and MPAs for giving final touches to the rules and regulations and the time frame to make the KP Ehtesab Commission (KPEC) and its working within the regulatory framework and finalize the mode of recruitment from top to bottom.
The DG will have the execution and operational functions and the commission would have to be apolitical in all its procedural and operational functions. The committee will frame rules and regulations with 15 days time tag while all other autono-mous bodies with 30 days time tag.
The Chief Minister in his comments called upon the participants to remove the weaknesses in the procedure and rules and regulations so that these could be incorporated in the relevant laws. The DG age should fall between 45 to 65 and the selection criteria should be merit based and transparent. However if there is no DG then an offi-cer amongst senior officers of the Directorate General will be selected to run the official businesses.
The commission will probe up to Rs50 million corruption cases, however it will take all cases of corruption and would evaluate them and would refer the petty nature cases to anti-corruption department.
The Chief Minister formed a special committee comprising law minister, MPA Muhammad Ali Shah Bacha, Secretary Establishment, Advocate General etc that will prepare and present final recommendations within 15 days. Regarding the conflict of interest law, the Chief Minister directed for corruption free and transparent and open governance in the province.
He said that the law should ensure that no one including the politicians and government officers could draw benefit out of it. There should be rule of law and the misuse of resources and power should stop. Nobody should use it for his benefit, he added. Pervez Khattak said good laws should not be seen an obstacle in the smooth functioning of the government. The essence is preventive measures, he asserted.—APP