PESHAWAR: (APP) Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak Wednesday said that revamping the institutions and putting them at place of a flawless system had always been remained a hard task to do and the provincial government never compromised on revamping of public sector institutions and changing the system for service delivery.
The KP police had emerged a professional force after ending political interference in it, made it free from all sort of influences and giving them an ideal environment to deliver the professional policing responsibilities so that it could regain the lost trust of the people, he claimed.
The Chief Minister was addressing a farewell given in honour of the outgoing IGP, Nasir Durrani here at Chief Minister House.
The Chief Minister commenting on the past miserable delivery of police said that previously the people complaints were growing against the force.
Police used to protect the interest of those who posted them, he observed adding the KP government introduced reforms and gave the police force operational and financial autonomy.
The government discouraged political interference in posting and transfers of police by enforcing a check and balance mechanism that brought considerable improvement in its performance that succeeded to restore the people's confidence in police.
It was easier to let the police work and get political mileage and use the force for political gains but it was against the interest of the people and the province, he added.
He said the government thought that police should work for the public welfare and do justice with their professional responsibilities and addressed the public complaints and grievances.
He said that the reforms introduced in different public sector entities including the police force was a pleasant experience, the people started experiencing good at the end.
"Still we have to work on police to remove the remaining weaknesses that were there and the people still had complaints about them but at least we have set the direction of the police and we are moving on the right track".
He reminded that before legislation, he had transferred all his power to police so that they could not find any excuse in the delivery.
Now fresh blood inducted to the police through NTS who had the ability to work more honestly, with zeal and dedication and the happier reality is that now police could not be used for political gains.
The KP government wanted a revamped system for the coming generation.
He also hinted reforms for bureaucracy so that they could also work without any political influence.
He appreciated the outgoing IGP Nasir Durrani who delivered professionally and won the heart of the people through his professional working. He hoped that the new one would take forward the good work started by Nasir Durrani.
On the occassion, IGP, Nasir Durrani said that his stay in the province was one of the greatest ever experience of his career.
The political leadership gave him its vision and he did it with noble intention.
The Chief Minister gave a shield to the outgoing IGP Nasir Durrani in recognition of his remarkable services to the people during his stay in the province.