PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan has condemned in the strongest words the aerial space violation of the Line of Control (LoC) by the Indian Air Force (IAF).
He was addressing the Cabinet meeting at the Civil Secretariat here on Tuesday. Provincial ministers, chief secretary, additional chief secretary and administrative secretaries attended the meeting.
“India should refrain from provocation, export and promotion of terrorism in the region. Each and every Pakistani backs the Pak Armed Forces (PAF) to safeguard the motherland,” Mahmood Khan said.
The chief minister warned the Indian forces to refrain from wishful thinking. “The Pakistani forces have the capacity to safeguard the country and the nation and force a total discomfiture to the enemies. We are aware of the inimical designs of India adding that the people fully backed their armed forces against the enemy,” he said.
He said that the Modi administration should not try to catch the fire and desist from the election tactics, adding that it was India promoting terrorism in the region. “Their extremist designs have exposed the Indian at international level as well, demanding to stop tyranny and oppression of the innocent Kashmiris,” he added.
Further, it was announced that the CM would soon give a schedule to the provincial ministers for visiting the newly merged districts and approved 25 police stations for the 25-subdivision of the erstwhile FATA.
He constituted a committee comprising ministers of law, finance and information to look into the establishment of Directorate General Law and submit recommendations in the next cabinet meeting for approval.
He directed to nominate reputable people for including in the boards of different departments adding that his government was committed to the transparency and merit without which the public welfare will be just a hollow slogan.
Mahmood Khan directed to search out reputable and capable persons for induction into the board of different public sector entities which would be passed from the provincial Assembly.
He said that after the merger guided by the constitutional amendments, all the laws and regulation of the public sector entities stayed extended in the newly merged districts. He constituted a committee to look into the anomalies of the regularisation of employees.
The committee will comprise Provincial Ministers Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Shaukat Yousafzai and Sultan Muhammad Khan which would submit its recommendations as soon as possible.
Mahmood Khan also directed for a structured mechanism for the transfer of institutional knowledge and memories to the predecessors.
He highlighted his developmental strategy for the province, adding that the major chunk of resources goes to the non-developmental expenditure including salaries, pension etc, leaving little for the developmental strategy; however, he assured to drastically cut down the swelling of non-developmental expenditures so that KP could have fiscal space for developmental schemes.
The cheif minister concluded by directing the particpants of the meeting to follow the guidelines and undertake extensive homework for the resource generation in order to bring stability to the provincial kitty so that we could allocate resources for the developmental projects throughout the province.