PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Friday expressed satisfaction over record legislation the PTI-led coalition government carried out for welfare of the masses and also over efficient disposal of official and governmental matters.
He said that 30 new laws were introduced while six more were enacted and all these were aimed at eliminating the “cancer of corruption” and introducing “maximum transparency” besides ensuring the supremacy of law, merit and justice in the government machinery and society at large.
He said that better and transparent use of public funds was also a must wherein his government will neither compromise nor will be blackmailed on all such matters. Presiding over the meeting of the provincial cabinet at Civil Secretariat on Friday, he urged administrative secretaries to make legislation on the basis of public benefit and to avoid framing such rules and regulations, which in future could prove harmful to the public.
Khattak, however, said that his govt would spare no effort to improve life standard of the poor and working conditions of government employees for which, he said, sufficient space will be created in the new fiscal year.
He said that he is proud of MPAs who discharged their right of legislation in befitting manner and shut the mouths of opponents through maximum legislation.
He said that credit of excellent legislation also goes to high values and traditions of our provincial assembly that fully helped us to successfully complete all process in most conducive and pleasant manner.
The chief minister said that unfortunately in the past, the culture of legislation and its implementation was never strengthened at public level, which badly harmed public interest and played havoc with our social matters.
He made it clear that there is no space for any kind of mistake in the sensitive matters like legislation as the ultimate victims of it would be the people. He said the objective of these measures is the provision of maximum relief to the people within limited available resources. He admitted that phase-wise improvement has been witnessed and felt due to implementing laws in this regard. However, he said, he will become satisfied when people themselves will admit and acknowledge that fruits of all these changes and reforms have reached them.
The cabinet approved necessary amendments to a number of newly-introduced bills. The cabinet also constituted committees for reviewing certain amendments to the bills.
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