PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that unrest and corruption are our two big enemies that weaken a state both on internal and external fronts and always led to downfall of the nations.
He expressed these views while to a delegation of Marwat Qaumi Jirga led by tribal Malik Aslam Khan Esak-khel and group of govt officials at DC Office Tajazai Lakki Marwat.
He said that the PTI led provincial government is fully committed to eliminate all types of corruption including bribery, commission and misuse of power adding that there is no room for those involved in corrupt practices in his government.
He added that PTI is changing the existing system, putting in place a transparent and public friendly system and implementing its set agenda of change at all levels and all costs.
The chief minister lauded role of the Jirga members in helping the local administration to maintain law & order, peace and controlling crimes in the district. However he expressed the confidence that it would also cooperate in checking corruption and malpractices especially in the officialdom to cherish the long standing dream of evils free society in KP.
He regretted that schools, hospitals, roads and other infrastructure constructed during the last provincial governments had turned in to ruins because of the corruption and commission culture involved in the contracts of public sector construction works.
He vowed that the incumbent provincial government had devised a comprehensive and effective mechanism to close all the ways and means of taking and giving commission in the public sectors contracts to ensure quality of work the developmental projects and the better use of public exchequer in all respects.
Referring to the reforms measures taken by his government in education sector the chief minister said that the government was working on introducing a uniform system of education throughout the province and from the upcoming new academic session unified curriculum was being introduced in all schools for which all necessary preparations had been completed.
Pervez Khattak continued that recruitment of about 16000 new teachers was being made to makeup the deficiency of teaching staff in public sector schools and added that under the new education policy teachers would be appointed on the basis of same schools, would not be transferred to any other schools and promoted on the basis of their performance.
About the steps taken by his government to ensure the provision of quality health services to the people he said that so far 500 doctors had been appointed by the provincial government to fill up the gap of doctors in public sector health outlets whereas 1000 more doctors were being recruited. Similarly, huge funds have been allocated for the provision of medical equipment and medicines in the hospitals.
Pervez Khattak said that an impartial and powerful accountability body was being established to carryout accountability across the board and to bring to book all those who have plundered the public exchequer and added that the accountability commission would be so strong and powerful that it could take action even against himself as chief minister.
About the proposed local government system of the provincial government he said that under this system all the administrative and financial powers were being devolved to the local bodies enabling them to solve their problems at local level.
The chief minister in response to the problems and demands of Jirga, assured the establishment of new Commerce Collage, hostels in the existing colleges and Press Club, up-gradation of the old hospital of Sarai Nourang to children hospital, upgradation of Lakki City hospital and construction of Tajazai-Darratang double road.
He also assured Rs. 10 million for the repair of power transformers in the area and Rs. 6 million for the repair of Kachkot canal and repair of tube wells. He also assured to take the issue of constructing Kuram Tangi Dam with the federal government.
Similarly, the chief minister assured to restart the work on the establishment of Cadet College and directed the district administration to submit a report to this effect.