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he Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court and the committee under him for the search and scrutiny and subsequent nomination and appointment of the DG Ehtesab Commission.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said here today his government was bringing amendment to the existing Ehtesab Act empowering the Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court and the committee under him for the search and scrutiny and subsequent nomination and appointment of the DG Ehtesab Commission. The nomination of the Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court and the four judges committee would be binding and final that would remove all the doubts, speculations of influences on the Ehtesab commission and its proceeding. He said his government gave a transparent system of governance, brought legislations and reforms in consultation with the opposition. All these were consensus decisions of both the treasury and opposition in the Provincial Assembly. He was talking to the cabinet members of the Peshawar Press Club led by its president Alamgir Khan here at Chief Minister House Peshawar. The Chief Minister said that it was his wish that whenever he got the power and authority, he would give a system to the Province which would stand for giving justice to the poor, “making public institutions free from corruption and will enable the poor to be master of their own destiny”. This is what he made it. He said his government had concluded an agreement with the Malaysian investors for the establishment of the Halal Food Industry which would not only market Halal products and the country but would also be exported to foreign countries. He said it was a unique industrial concern given the ground situation where halal food in our own country was emerging as serious problems. He said regarding the empowering of chief justice Peshawar High Court for the selection and subsequent appointment of DG Ehtesab, he said that his government had, after thought provoking debates, decided that when they had noble intentions making the whole governance structure including the rulers accountable and even then their tenacity was always doubted therefore in the given background, the best option is to give all the power to the Chief Justice and the Committee he is heading to nominate and appoint DG Ehtesab Commission. This is exactly what the government made up of its mind for empowering the Chief Justice Peshawar High Court for the appointment of DG Ehtesab Commission. He said that all legislations and reforms his government made were for the public interest. It was the only government that devolved all powers and authority to strengthen institutions so that the institutions had an inbuilt mechanism to deliver in consonance with the people aspiration, he added. The Chief Minister said his government laid down the structure for good governance and with the passage of time, the system’s weaknesses would emerge and could be addressed to. He also hinted at the Malaysian government keenness for the cooperative farming in the province and added that he offered them the required one lac acre of land in D.I.Khan linking it to sponsor the Chasma lift irrigation scheme in D.I.Khan for making the barren land of the area cultivable. He referred to the record legislations and reforms that his government introduced and enacted with consensus talking the opposition on board in the whole process and added that now the reformed system started delivering. He said that he was in favour of increasing the salaries of the officials running the system so that they could take care of their needs and spending and could work with more focus approach for the efficient delivery. He said that now there was no corruption in the public sector institution which was rampant in the previous government. He lamented that his government provided resources for the provision of electricity etc to different areas of the province but the federal government was not delivering for the provision of transformers and others requirements therefore hindering the process of electrification and the federal government also wanted to take credit for it. Pervez Khattak also talked about the mega projects adding that though education health sector reforms free corruption system and provision of justice to the people and merit based recruitments etc were his mega projects still he started Swat Motorway integrating the whole province and opening the tourism potential areas and also his government started a rapid bus transit which would integrate 7 feeding routs to the man corridor. The original cost is Rs. 33 billion for the main corridor and it would require additional spending for the upgradation of 7 feeding routes, commercial parking and plazas. He also assured the resolution of the problems of the journalists for which he has already issued directives. <><><><>