Reforms agenda bringing changes in KP: Ghani

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Peshawar—Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghanni on Friday said that reforms agenda of PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has ushered in a new era of transparency and real change in the province.
Addressing the oath taking ceremony of District Karak, Lakki Marwart and Tehsil Sarai Norang Press Clubs during his visit to Southern districts, he asserted that corruption has almost been eliminated from government offices and people get their work done in speedy and transparent manner.
He said that devolution of power to local government system was first initiated by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and followed by other provinces, adding that the government has introduced the best local system in the province.
Ghani said that though it took two and half years to streamline the decades old system of governance and administration in the province but the things have set straight now and the affairs of the province are being run in smooth manners.
Referring to a deal between federation and the province over payment of net hydel profit, he said that gigantic task is done by government, adding that the previous governments could not settle the issue of net hydel profit with the Center due to which the amount reached at billions of rupees.
He said CM Pervez Khattak convinced the federation to pay the outstanding amount so that it could be utilized for uplift projects and welfare of masses. He added the federation agreed to pay the amount in three installments.
Earlier, he administered the oath of the newly elected bodies of press clubs of districts Karak, Lakki Marwart and Tehsil Sarai Norang.
He announced Rs. One million financial grant for each Karak and Lakki Marwat Press Clubs and congratulated the elected bodies on their election. He hoped that they would work for welfare of local journalists besides upholding journalistic ethics.
He assured provincial government’s support to them in discharging their professional duties. He hoped that the journalists would also promote soft image of the society besides pointing out shortcomings in execution of public welfare projects and programs of the government for improvement.—APP

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