CM Chairs Cabinet Meeting

Peshawar: KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has expressed satisfaction that record legislation is made by PTI-led coalition govt in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for overall public welfare and efficient disposal of official and governmental matters. He said 30 new laws have been introduced while 6 more are enacted and all these are aimed to eliminate the cancer of corruption and introducing maximum transparency besides ensuring the supremacy of law, merit and justice in the govt machinery and society at large. Similarly he said better and transparent use of public funds is also a must wherein his govt will neither compromise nor will be blackmailed on all such matters.

Presiding over the meeting of the provincial cabinet here in the Cabinet Room of Civil Secretariat on Friday, he expressed also satisfaction over progress on legislation aimed at discouraging corruption, nepotism and incompetency in the public sector organizations and institutions.

He said that due to these laws and punishments, one will not dare to indulge in any kind of malpractices and will even fear of misappropriation of official funds, benefiting relatives or showing incompetency. He urged on the administrative secretaries of all the departments to make legislation on the basis of public benefit and comparison in realistic manner and avoid framing such rules and regulations, which in future can prove harmful for the public.

Pervez Khattak however said his govt will spare no efforts to improve life standard of commoners especially the poor and working conditions of govt employees for which he said sufficient will be created in the new fiscal year. He said he is rightly proud of our MPAs including our allied parties who discharged their right of legislation in befitting manner and shut the mouths of opponents through maximum legislation even took all opponents aback. He said credit of excellent legislation also goes to high values and traditions of our provincial assembly that fully helped us to successfully complete all process in most conducive and pleasant manner.

The Chief Minister said unfortunately in past the culture of legislation and its implementation was never strengthened at public level, which badly harmed public interest and played havoc with our social matters. He made it clear on part of the authorities that there is no space for any kind of mistake in the sensitive matters like legislation as the ultimate victims of it would be the people.

He said the objective of these measures is the provision of maximum relief to the people within the limited available resources. He admitted that phase-wise improvement has been witnessed and felt due to implementing laws in this regard. However, he said he will become satisfied when people themselves will admit and acknowledge the fruits of all these changes and reforms.

The cabinet approved necessary amendments in a number of newly introduced bills. The cabinet also constituted Cabinet Committees for reviewing certain amendments in the bills.

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