No delay acceptable in completion of schemes: Mahmood Khan

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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has made it clear to the administrative secretaries of all provincial departments that no delay even of a single day would be acceptable in the completion of the ongoing development projects.

He was chairing a meeting held here on Tuesday to review the progress so far made on the development projects in the province. Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Amjid Ali Khan, Administrative Secretaries of provincial departments and other relevant officials attended the meeting.

The chief minister directed the administrative secretaries to ensure 100 percent utilization of the developmental funds, and to complete the development projects within the stipulated timelines adding that in case of lapse of the released funds for any project by the end of the fiscal year, the concerned secretary would be taken to task. He further directed them to pay special attention to the preparation of development program for the next fiscal year and to ensure their attendance in the meetings of Planning & Development Department to be held in this regard.

“Ongoing Development Projects would be completed on the first priority during the next fiscal year” he said and added that new projects having larger impact would also be reflected in the new Annual Development Program.

Expressing his dissatisfaction over the pace of work on certain development projects, the chief minister directed the quarters concerned to ensure significant progress on the projects making it clear that the progress on the projects would be reviewed after the next 15 days in which secretaries of the departments would have to present solid and detailed progress on the projects of their respective departments.

He said that a special meeting would also be held by the end of this month to review the utilization of released funds for development projects adding that in case of non-utilization/low-utilization of the funds, action would be taken against the responsible ones.

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