Corrupt govt employees to lose jobs: KP chief minister

* NADRA to set up facilitation centres across the province

NOWSHERA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said on Friday that the process of accountability of the government employees will be started after the appointment of chief ehtisab commissioner (CEF).
Khattak said all those officials who are involved in corruption would lose their jobs. He said the Ehtisab Commission will be independent and would even have the power to call the chief minister of the province and arrest him if he is found involved in corrupt practices. The chief minister said the commission will recover each and every penny from the corrupt elements who misused public exchequer and built up their own “empires”. 
Khattak expressed these views while addressing a public meeting in his constituency, Bahadar Khel village. “Gone are the days when the rulers accumulated wealth through illegal means. The Ehtisab Commission would make them accountable for their every wrongdoing,” he told the people. He said now feasible projects would be completed in time, and judicious utilisation of funds would be ensured. The chief minister told the audience that his government has asked its employees to perform their duties with dedication and live within their resources and monthly salary. 
“Any government employee found involved in corrupt practices would outrightly lose his job,” he said. Khattak said the government employees who can live within their means and salary and can perform their duties, and those who cannot, are advised to quit their jobs. The chief minister said that justice and merit would be ensured in the government’s departments, come what may. He said the government departments have been given targets that they have to meet.
“The government institutions would have to serve the masses and play their role in the development process. The education and health institutes would be equipped with all kinds of facilities, and head of departments would be answerable for any shortage,” Khattak said. While noting that power load shedding has become a problem of the entire country, he said his government has prepared an energy policy at the provincial level to address this problem on a permanent basis. Apart from this he said 350 small dams would be constructed in the province to generate electricity for domestic and industrial purposes.
The chief minister said that NADRA Citizens Facilitation Centres will set up in the whole of the province to facilitate registration of arms and driving licences, vehicles so that all the record is documented properly. 

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