KP CM Khattak terms first 3 months of govt 'successful'
02 September, 2013
PESHAWAR: Declaring the first three months of his government "successful", Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said the PTI-led government has put the province in right direction by fighting corruption, upholding merit policy and honouring people's right to know.
"The first three months of my government has set the agenda of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in motion and we are on right track to take the province to new heights of governance and development," he told a news conference at his office on Sunday, marking the first 90 days of his rule since the party swept May 11 general elections in the province.
He said people would no longer bribe to get a government job. "Now you may get a government job without any sifarish or bribe as the PTI government will strictly follow the merit policy," the chief minister went on to say.
"Reforms are under way in every government department and these measures will pave the way for transparent governance," the KP CM said, adding that any wrongdoing on part of any government employee would invite action within 24 hours.
The chief minister said an MPA would no longer influence employment of any doctor or teacher.
Pervez warned his ministers and advisers against any corruption. "No minister or adviser will get involved in corruption," the chief minister promised.
What he described as major achievement of his government during the first three months was "no allegation of corruption" against any government minister.
The chief minister said his government was working to improve healthcare system at public sector hospitals and emphasised that shortage of doctors would be overcome by employing 200.
Both the poor and rich children would get same education as the PTI government is working on an education system that aims to provide equal learning opportunities to all, the chief minister said.
Regarding the security environment, Pervez said his government has ordered setting up a new body to gather intelligence to overcome the security threats the province was facing. He advised political rivals to avoid doing politics of opposition for the sake of opposition. "We are moving forward and if anyone has any doubt they may have a look at reforms my government is introducing to make governance transparent," the chief minister remarked.