Chief Justice PHC to be empowered to appoint DG Ehtisab Commission: KP CM

Chief Justice PHC to be empowered to appoint DG Ehtisab Commission: KP CM

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said here Thursday that the KP 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, 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 was talking to the cabinet members of the Peshawar Press Club here.

He said he took the decision to empower Chief Justice Peshawar High Court for the selection and subsequent appointment of DG Ehtesab after thought provoking debates.

He said all legislation 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.

He said his government had concluded an agreement with the Malaysian investors for the establishment of Halal Food Industry which would not only market Halal products in the country and 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.

The Malaysian government's keenness for cooperative farming in the province was a welcome move, he said adding he offered them the required one lac acre of land in D.I.Khan linking it to sponsor the Chashma lift irrigation scheme in D.I.Khan for making the barren land of the area cultivable.

He referred to the record legislation and reforms that his government introduced and enacted with consensus after taking 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. (APP)