Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021
Published in Category: Peshawar

KP chief minister gives one-month deadline for completion of uplift projects

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Peshawar: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has given a final timeline to all departments to frame rules under the Acts passed by the incumbent government and previous government within one month in order to implement the laws in its true spirit for public welfare. He also directed the quarters concerned to select site on priority basis for establishment of Forensic Lab in the province.

The cabinet expressed its satisfaction over PTI Government’s victory in the cantonment Boards recent elections stating that the trend and mass support is indicative of PTIs Government performance.

Chief Minister added that masses support for provincial government is still intact and PTI will be triumphant in next general election as well.

This, he said while presiding over a meeting of the provincial cabinet held here on Monday. Cabinet members, Chief Secretary Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, SMBR and administrative Secretaries attended the meeting.

Chief Minister stressed upon the cabinet members to effectively respond to negative propaganda and aware the masses about the steps of provincial government undertaken for the welfare of the masses.

Briefing the Media about the decisions of the cabinet Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information, Higher Education, Kamran Bangash said that the cabinet was informed in detail about the acts passed and rules made under there during the tenure of the incumbent government. From September 2018 till date, provincial Assembly passed 52 Acts, out of which rules have been formed and notified under 13 laws so far, rules are being made less than 29 Law whereas 10 Acts are statuary in nature which did not require Rules.

The cabinet also approved amendments in KPPRA Rules to ensure quality based procurements and timely disposal/leasing out of Government Assets.

The cabinet also approved Small Industries Development Board (SIDB) Service Rules and the chief minister directed the authorities concerned to brief the cabinet about the performance of the board.

Kamran Bangash also briefed the Media about the affordable Housing Scheme, one of the Flagship Project of the Government whereby 3.5 Marla plots will be allotted on nominal charges to the poor segment of the society having less than 50 thousand of Income per month whereas. Banks loans will also be providing on easy terms for construction of houses which will be recoverable in 10 years.

Total construction and Development Cost per House is calculated as 1.8 million inclusive of subsidy of Rs0.3 Million which will be provided by Federal Government. Initially one site in District Charsadda has been selected for the purpose.

To extend the same to all Divisions, a committee has been constituted to select suitable sites on state land.

Kamran Bangash further stated that the cabinet deliberated on the matter to engage International Finance Corporation a subsidiary of World Bank for conducting feasibility study for the establishment of Four Tertiary care hospitals in three regions and Peshawar through Public-Private Partnership.

The cabinet constituted a committee to chalk out modalities for the purpose. The said committee will also prepare recommendations for the promotion of Medical Tourism in the context of Geo-Strategic position of the province. The cabinet also approved establishment of Haripur Urban Development Authority.

Kamran Bangash revealed that local bodies elections was also part of the agenda and the cabinet decided to hold the coming local government elections in phased-manner starting with VC/NC elections that too in staggered manner, keeping in view the weather conditions. Local Government Elections for Tehsil level will be held after VC/NC elections. Staggered and phase-wise elections will first be held in plan areas of the province.

The cabinet also approved establishment of Police Lines in Miran Shah and Jani Khel through single sourcing. The cabinet also approved release of wheat to flour mills from October this year. The Cabinet approved supplementary grant of Rs. one Billion for the construction of 760 schools destroyed during earthquake.

Likewise, the cabinet approved a grant of Rs. 80 Million for the construction of Judicial Complex in Pattan, Kohistan.

The cabinet also approved Directory Retirement Rules 2021 and amendments in Child Protection and Welfare Rules 2016.

Under Child Protection amendments Rules, Institute Management Committees will be established to ensure better Management of Institutes Like “Zamung Kor”.