Peshawar : As an important step to ensure visible progress on developmental projects and to resolve the public issues across the province, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has decided to hold monthly meetings of all the regions of the province on regular basis.
The meeting would be attended by the concerned Members Provincial Assembly, Heads of Administrative departments, concerned district and divisional Administrations, Police and other Federal and Provincial departments.
Progress on developmental schemes and redressal of public issues would be reviewed threadbare in the meetings.
The Chief Minister has further decided that all the Deputy Commissioners would also hold monthly meetings with the concerned provincial assembly members and line departments at district level, and similarly, the incharge Minister and administrative secretaries will also hold such meetings on monthly basis with the public elected representatives and submit report to the Chief Minister regarding the progress on developmental schemes and redressal of public issues.
The Chief Minister was chairing a high level meeting to review progress made so far on the developmental projects in Southern Districts here on Tuesday. MPAs and provincial cabinet members from southern districts, administrative secretaries of provincial departments, heads of concerned district and divisional administrations, police and other federal and provincial entities attended the meeting.
The meeting was given detail briefing on various developmental schemes in the entire region. Elected public representatives from southern districts identified issues faced by the public of their respective constituencies and the Chief Minister issued directives to the concerned quarters for necessary steps to resolve all such public issues and apprise him about the progress in the next meeting.
Talking on this occasion, Mahmood Khan said that ultimate goal of his government was to give maximum relief to people and to resolve their issues immediately that was why he has decided to hold progress review meeting regularly so that timely completion of developmental projects and redressal of public issues could be ensured.
On this occasion, the issue of substandard construction work on the newly constructed building of Doaba Hospital Hangu was identified and the Chief Minister ordered immediate suspension of the responsible quarters of Communication & Works department at district level.
He also directed the quarter concerned to remove all the deficiencies in the hospital building within one month time period and to hand over the building to health department for functionalization.
Chief Minister directed the authorities of public health engineering department to carry out surveys and feasibility studies for launching projects to provide clean drinking water to the people of the areas in southern districts where there is issue of clean drinking water.
The meeting was informed that three different projects worth Rs 40 million had been approved for the upgradation of existing gas infrastructure to address the issue of low gas pressure in Kohat District whereas a project worth Rs 787 million has also been approved for gasification of the remaining areas of the district.
Regarding the issues in health sector, the chair directed the divisional commissioners for submitting a detailed report of the required healthcare staff in public sectors hospitals in their respective divisions. He further directed the authorities of health department to initiate hiring process on the already sanctioned posts of these hospitals.
The Chief Minister, on the occasion, directed the authorities of Elementary & Secondary Education department to devise a comprehensive plan for the reconstruction of old buildings of the schools and ensure provision of missing facilities in all the schools of southern districts.