Local government system to be strengthened, streamlined: CM

Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that the local government system would be further strengthened and effective making it efficient to undertake all developmental activities under the local government system in the province. ‘The elected representatives would focus on their constitutional responsibilities and obligations’, he added.
He was talking to a delegation of Bannu led by MPA Malik Shad Muhammad at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. The delegates highlighted their problems with special focus on developmental schemes in their areas. Assuring all out support to the resolution of their problems, the Chief Minister clarified that the local government system would be streamlined under the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to be responsive to the people problems, grievances and development. This he added would accelerate the pace of development in the province.
Mahmood Khan said that there would be an efficient and effective system of governance for problems and complaints redressal mechanism at local level. The developmental work would be devolved to the local governments under the local governance approach. The members of the assembly would focus on legislation fulfilling constitutional obligations and responsibilities which is strictly a constitutional obligations and responsibilities, he added.
Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Mineral Development Dr. Amjad Ali Khan has said that Forest Act was a big obstruction in promotion of minerals in the Province saying that due to this act, no activity was allowed in areas where there did not exist even a single tree. He said an amendment was being brought to the said Act which would help explore minerals in large areas of the Province.
This he said while talking to members of a delegation of leaseholders that called on him at his office in Peshawar. He said his government planned to provide facilities to the lease holders in the said amendment. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has to attract foreign investors for promotion of Minerals making it the number one revenue generating department of the Province.

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