Mahmood directs elimination of corruption


Chief Minister (CM) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mahmood Khan Wednesday directed efforts to eliminate corruption, discouraging all types of commissions, strengthening public sector institutions and improving their capacity for ensuring efficient delivery. He was addressing a cabinet meeting on hundred day plan of PTI government in KP. Provincial ministers, chief secretary and administrative secretaries attended the meeting.
The cabinet was briefed about initial hundred days plan for improving quality of services, introducing new initiatives and quick dispensation of justice, improving local government system, extension of different departments to newly merged districts of erstwhile FATA and further strengthening of policing in the province. Addressing the meeting, Chief Minister said that merger of seven districts of erstwhile FATA had brought along new challenges such as infrastructure development, efficient services and extension of existing institutions to the newly merged districts of the erstwhile FATA and mainstreaming of these new districts besides provision of basic facilities to people of these areas. He said our efforts would be directed to reform police, quick disposal of cases and amendments in relevant laws.
The CM would head a committee to bring about necessary amendments in relevant law. Inspector General of Police and Secretary Home would be members of the committee and there would be a task force to work on civil service reforms as well. Mahmood Khan said that merger of new districts of erstwhile FATA should be seen as the stability of federation. A task force at the federal level for mainstreaming the newly seven merged district of erstwhile FATA was already working. He said that new districts would need infrastructural developmental, education and health services and more importantly a comprehensive developmental plan including the extension of different provincial departments to these areas adding the merger need comprehensive short term, mid-term and long term planning. He said we are already working to mainstream newly seven merged districts and planning to extend Sehat Insaf Card to the deserving living under the poverty lines. The already available data would be revisited to target needy and poor, he informed. He directed minister health to have a meeting with Secretary Health and elected representatives for continuity of Sehat Insaf Card model.—APP

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