PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Pervez Khattak has said that the laws and regulations introduced by his government would lead to absolute transparency in all public spheres and the unanimity of thoughts and the cohesive decision-making for the public well-being would certainly pay.
He said this while presiding over a meeting of the provincial cabinet at the Peshawar Civil Secretariat. Provincial ministers, chief secretary, and administrative secretaries attended the meeting. The cabinet approved the Mineral Sector Governance Act 2017 under which an investment facilitation authority would be established and will be headed by KP minister for mines and minerals.
The cabinet also confirmed the Amendment Rules 2016 of the KP TEVTA in order to promote technical education and ensure transparency. The cabinet also approved resources for the relocation and shifting of utilities under the Bus Rapid Transit project. It also confirmed the rules and regulations under the Press and Publication, News Agencies and Book Registration Act 2013.
The chief minister directed the communication and works department, and minerals department to sit together and firm up recommendations so that the government could form a process supported by guidelines for the crushing and other related activities. This should be finalized in a week, he said, adding that he hoped that the draft mineral sector governance reforms act, as approved by the provincial cabinet, would lead to a uniform approach and ensure total transparency.
The CM also directed for equal distribution of resources when the cabinet took the agenda of the budget of Karak district. The cabinet approved the budget of the district and added that the identification of schemes should be carried out through the elected representatives of the district government, and the guidelines by the planning and development department should be followed in letter and spirit.
The cabinet also confirmed the recruitment of three additional advocate generals and one assistant advocate general.