PTI govt depoliticises public institutions thru reforms: CM

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Peshawar—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Pervaiz Khattak said the provincial government had introduced fast track reforms and made record legislation to discourage interference in public institutions and ensuring their smooth running.
He was addressing a reception hosted by Chief Minister for the delegates of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), here at CM house, who are in the city for the biennial delegates meeting.
He said PTI had pledged to masses that it would introduce reform and bring changes in the system. The previous government used public institutions for their own benefits while the authorities who were made responsible for running them became corrupt and ignorant of their duties.
He said the PTI led government made unprecedented legislation to make public institutions efficient and free of political interference, adding if PTI was voted into power again it would change the destiny of KP and its people.
Pervaiz Khattak said policies of those who were at the helm of affairs in previous governments increased miseries of people by destroying public institutions. He said goal of development and progress could only be achieved if institutions were augmented and provided autonomy to decide their own affairs.
KP CM said provincial government accomplished the insurmountable task of changing the system according to aspirations and wishes of people.
He said we brought transparency in the system by introducing Right to Information Act and afterwards Access to Services Act was passed to ensure delivery to the complainant.
He maintained that Conflict of Interest Law was also approved by the government to ensure smooth running of public departments.
He informed that Whistle Blower Act would be tabled in next session of the assembly that would prove to be the last nail in the coffin of corruption. 30 percent of the recovery made from the corrupt would be given to the informer and his/her name would not be disclosed, he added.
Regarding Ehtesab Commission, he said rumors regarding weakening of the commission were unfounded, adding in fact its Director General had been empowered by certain amendments.—APP

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