Message of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Pervez Khattak

03/07/2015

Since the last several years, our dear motherland in general and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in particular is undergoing serious internal as well as external challenges including terrorism, extremism, depleted health infrastructure, poor service delivery, unemployment, illiteracy, and corruption. All walks of lives kept on deteriorating and every successive government miserably failed to pull the nation out of the quicksand of continuing downfall.
In such a hopeless situation, the awakened masses of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province rejected the traditional political parties in General Elections of 2013 and voted the Tehreek-e-Insaf (The Justice Party) led by Imran Khan into power in this Province.
Having come into power with the overwhelming support of the people especially the youth who aspired change, the PTI government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resolved to reform the government machinery and transform the social fabric of the society to be able to redress the injustices inherited from the past and creating the environment that could provide a decent standard of living and prosperity for all our people. 
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is immensely rich in natural resources,mineral, forestry and hydel power resources. It has a fertile land and an ideal ecological climate for agriculture, livestock and horticulture produce. Unfortunately, these resources were not properly exploited due to ill conceived policies. The province also lagged behind in economic growth both in terms of local and foreign investment. Similarly, corruption and mismanagement weakened all government departments and they miserably failed to deliver.
The PTI coalition government is also committed to revive the already shattered economy of the province through attracting local and foreign investment, reviving the sick industry as well as promoting business, commerce, tourismand other economic potentials.  
The menace of corruption has been controlled to a great extent. Revenue department has been reformed, depoliticized and purged from all kinds of corrupt practices. Other government departments including Education and Health are on top among the priorities. Drastic reform measures have been taken in this respect subservient to the public. Works and other construction related departments have seen far-reaching reformedprocedures and the culture of kick backs and commissions have been strictly controlled.
 Concrete steps have been taken to check terrorism and improve law and order situation in the province by revitalizing the Police and other Law Enforcing Agencies for the purpose. Owing to these efforts, we aim at creating congenial atmosphere for economic growth, industrialization, and trade and business activities.  
I hereby assure the people of the province that the PTI led coalition government will come up to their expectations. Priorities of the PTI led coalition governmentalso include the supremacy of merit, law and justice. I hope that very soon there will be peace, tranquility, development and prosperity not only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but all over the country. 
May the Almighty Allah give us the vision and the strength to serve our people with honesty, dedication and sincerity of purpose. Ameen!


(Pervez Khattak)