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    CM directs to all Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to control prices of essential commodities during Ramadan

    Chitral Times Report


    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has termed the good governance strategy as an integral part of the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and one of top priority areas of the provincial government and said that all the district administrations across the province would have to take multi-dimensional and result oriented steps to ensure implementation of provincial government’s good governance strategy in an efficient manner. He lauded the role of bureaucracy particularly district administrations in implementing the good governance strategy and stressed the need to make it further effective and fruitful during the month of Ramadan adding that the district administration and police would have to play extra ordinary role for the purpose.


    He was chairing a meeting on good governance strategy held here at Chief Minister House the other day. Besides Special Assistant to CM for Information Kamran Bangash, Chief Secretary Dr. Kazim Niaz and Inspector General Police Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi, and administrative secretaries of concerned departments attended the meeting. Divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners joined the meeting via video link. Addressing the participants, the chief minister said that in spite of difficult financial situation, provincial government was committed to give maximum relief and facilities to people during the month of Ramadan adding that the role of deputy commissioners to this effect was of vital importance.


    Therefore, he directed the authorities concerned to ensure strict implementation of good governance strategy and to maintain close liaison between the district administration and police so that the public could be facilitated upto their expectations. He added that availability of essential commodities to people on controlled prices, preventing hoarding and inflation; maintaining law & order situation, cleanliness on regular basis and providing support to vulnerable segments of the society should be the focused areas under good governance strategy during the month of Ramadan. He further directed that as per the directives of provincial government, Kissan Markets and Sasta Bazars be established before the start of Ramadan adding that all the arrangements should also be made to ensure all time availability of essential commodities in Sasta Bazars and Kissan markets during the Ramadan. He urged upon authorities that Sasta bazars must be established in its real sense and made it clear that no so called Sasta bazaar would be acceptable. He also directed to make all shelter homes fully functional adding that all the basic facilities should be available in shelter homes during the Ramadan.


    The chief minister while terming the Clean and Green Pakistan drive, an important step of the incumbent government directed the administration of all districts to carry out sanitation activities in collaboration with concerned organizations on daily basis. He particularly directed the administration of Hazara and Mansehra regions to take pragmatic steps in order to ensure protection of aquatic animals and take strict actions against those polluting the rivers of said areas. He also directed the quarters concerned to make all services centres functional which have been set up at district level and ensure availability of all services to people under one roof through one window operation.


    Chief Minister said that the provincial government was working on introducing reforms in Patwar system at mass level and directed districts administration to keep close watch on the said sector until such reforms are introduced. He also directed that issuance of Fard to applicants be ensured within two days and incase of delay stern action be taken against concerned Patwari. The chief minister directed the districts administration to hold campaign against use of polythene bags in their respective districts particularly in tourist spots. Mahmood Khan said that in order to bring cent percent transparency in tests conducted for recruitments and admissions to educational institutions government was devising a mechanism for the purpose and directed that testing agencies be made bound to take the concerned district administration, concerned district officer and police in loop before holding such tests.


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