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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has directed for reasonable increase in the salaries of the provincial government employees

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has directed for reasonable increase in the salaries of the provincial government employees and asked the health and education sector to come up with a viable proposal to divert major allocation to education and health sector. He was addressing a meeting giving final touches to different schemes in both education and health sectors. Provincial Ministers Muhammad Atif Khan, Shahram Khan Tarakai, Chief Secretary Abid Saeed, ACS Muhammad Azam Khan and administrative secretaries also attended. Chief Minister said that his government would inject Rs.30 billion in education sector and Rs.12 billion in health sector because both these sectors are at the top of his government priorities adding that his government would go whole hog to make huge investment in education and health sectors. We wanted a healthy educated nation who could contribute to the national development. Our realistic approach and targeted efforts speaks volumes about our tenacity to the public welfare. We are committed for drastic improvement in health and education sectors and the provision of resources would never become a hindrance, he added. Pervez Khattak with beaming face recounted his government reforms for improved delivery in social sector and there was considerable improvement in the overall law & order situation in the province. He said he introduced the concept of reward and punishment that yielded positive results and we are on a fast track towards development. He warned against half-hearted efforts and flimsy excuses by different public sector institutions. He would not accept below or average results. The government would reprimand the responsible for falling below the targets, he cautioned. Pervez Khattak said that the performance graph of the government was up to the mark and would get further improvement with the days to come. We would judge our performance by the level of people satisfaction instead of statistics. The people of this province were bearing the brunt of the ill-conceived policies of the previous governments. The non-developmental expenditure skyrocketed leaving minor resources for the development. His government would never allow increasing taxes as it will over burden the masses. He said his government wanted to maintain strict financial discipline, cut down unnecessary expenditure and the resources incurred thus could be diverted to the developmental strategy. We would also ensure transparent and judicious utilization of resources and would ensure that the developmental strategy was properly implemented. Chief Minister gave policy guidelines that the concept of planning of a building for a school should be done away with and the planning should be complete in all respect for example a building should have all the facilities. He also decreased the condition of distance of 1.5Km in the hilly area for all new schools to half a km because the kids could not cover the distance on foot. Pervez Khattak revealed that the new ADP would have Women University along with dozen of universities, colleges for both boys and Girls, Commerce Colleges and Public Libraries besides up-gradation of three medical colleges, three civil hospitals to the level of teaching hospitals. He also agreed to the provision of Rs.14 billion for the purchase of different equipments for hospitals to be completed by June. He also agreed to the provision of necessary funding for medicines and other healthcare facilities. He also agreed to the exclusion of Sehat Insaf Card from the ADP and directed to expand this facility further in order to take in loop the poor for efficient healthcare. Chief Minister said that this province had suffered because of multiple reasons. This province is backward, the people are poor and unemployed therefore he directed for different methods to overcome these challenges. His government was responsive and sensitive to all these problems and would tell the people the absolute truth. <><><><><><><><>