Peshawar: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are hardworking and hospitable and since independence they have been facing very difficult situation with gallantry. He however, regretted that their past rulers and political leadership have disappointed them who always preferred their personal interests on public interests and every new government surpassed the preceding ones in robbing the public exchequer, corruption and nepotism.
He said situation in the province has now changed as its people have chosen a new coalition govt while sincere leadership in the form of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf led by Imran Khan has risen as ray of hope for the entire country who is not only sincere with the masses but has the full capabilities to steer the nation out of the crisis and the challenges it is facing these days.
He expressed these views while talking to separate delegations of the trainee Officers of Pakistan Administrative Service Group (DMG) 40th batch and elites of Nowshera and Peshawar who called on him at CM Secretariat Peshawar and apprised him of their problems whereas the trainee officers discussed with him matters related to the administrative affairs of the province and other matters of mutual interest.
The group appreciated the measures of the provincial government for reforming the government departments and assured that they would leave no stone unturned in implementing the reform agenda of the government during their training and service in the province.
The Chief Minister hoped that the trainee Officers of DGMG during their six months training and three years of initial service in the province, would deliver for the development of the province and prosperity of its people. He urged upon the Civil Servants to change their traditional bureaucratic attitude towards the public and to prove themselves public servants in the real sense by providing better services to them adding that serving humanity is a great and noble deed which ultimately leads to prosperity and success of nations.
Pervez Khattak said that the provincial government was working on the policy of changing the traditional style of bureaucracy, making it subservient to public service and to utilize its capabilities for the betterment of the masses in the province and stressed upon the incoming young officers to extend their full cooperation to implement the policy.
“Due to the self-interest policies and corrupt practices of the past rulers of the province, the bureaucracy was unable to deliver to the public but the present government, besides bringing about revolutionary reforms in other sectors under its reform agenda, has taken concrete steps to make the government machinery public friendly and purge it of corruption”, said the Chief Minister and made it clear once again that the era of corruption and loot was over then, there would be no room for corrupt elements in future while inefficiently and negligence would not be tolerated and those government functionaries not delivering to the public would be shown the doors in his government.
Apprising the delegation of the reform agenda of his government and the progress made so far with regard to it implementation, the Chief Minister said that the provincial government has closed all the holes of corruption from upper level and it needed the cooperation of all the authorities to eliminate corruption at lower level for good.
He once again urged upon the civil officers to play their vital role in giving a perpetual shape to the government’s measures to curb the menace of corruption from the society. He said that Right to Service, Access to Information and Accountability Commission acts were some of the legislation being enforced to make the change agenda a real success and durable.