ISLAMABAD: PTI Central Secretary Information, Shireen Mazari Thursday stated that the noise being created over the appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa was totally without any basis.
She pointed that the Parliamentary Secretaries will not be getting any financial benefits/salaries normally earmarked for these positions, from the public exchequer so it will not cost the government anything. They will only be receiving their MPA salaries.
She said secondly the appointments have been made to allow MPAs to develop expertise in the various ministries and their work, so as to better be able to serve the public and understand governance more holistically.
Thirdly Dr Shireen Mazari said through these appointments, the elected representatives can also act as informed MPAs holding the bureaucrats and ministers accountable effectively.
She regretted that before seeking an explanation or examining the issue, some people in the media criticised the KP government. In fact, these appointments add no financial burden on the public exchequer but give shape to the true notion of public service by the elected representatives.