PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister (CM), Mahmood Khan has said that success of “Zarb-e-Azb”, “Radul Fasad” operations and border fencing with Afghanistan has not only reduced crime graph in the province but has also uprooted terrorists and dismantled their chain of command.
He said this while addressing delegation of “National Security and War Course 2019” participants, at CM House here on Friday.
The 250 member delegation comprised Chief Instructor of National Security and War Course, Maj. Gen. Aiman Bilal, participants of the course, faculty members, officers of armed forces and senior military officers from friendly countries.
KP CM said provincial government has sensitized law enforcing agencies for better law and order situation in the province. “Zarb-e-Azb”, “Radul Fasad” and border fencing has reduced terrorism incidents, brought down crimes and dismantled chain of command of terrorists, he added.
He said the province was at the advance stage of on National Action Plan implementation. The combined efforts of armed forces, National Counter Terrorism Authority and Ministry of Interior in the process of implementation on National Action Plan in the province were being supported by the people, he maintained.
Mahmood Khan said that Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf has introduced a pro-people model of good governance and transparency in the province.
CM said that people of the province were realizing visible changes due to efforts of provincial government ensuring reforms in public sector institutions, transparent governance, uniform developmental strategy and improved law and order situation in the province.
“We are also working on the mainstreaming of the people of seven new districts and extension of public sector institutions and social services to new districts was also in progress”, he informed. The initiatives and reforms taken by PTI provincial government would lead to the bright and prosperous future of this province, he added.
Secretary Planning and Development Shahab Ali Shah briefed the participants about profile of KP province, its geographical importance, natural resources and potential of tourism.
He also briefed them about the government’s priorities, initiatives and their output in different sectors including health, education, energy, environment, road communication, agriculture and E-governance system.
He also informed visiting delegated regarding merger of erstwhile FATA and said after constitutional amendment, the seven new districts of erstwhile FATA have become part of the province and planning is underway to extend public sector institutions and social services to the people of the new districts.
The participants appreciated provincial government for improved governance and reform initiatives and hoped that it would continue efforts for development and prosperity of the people living in the province.
Provincial Ministers including Muhammad Atif Khan, Shahram Tarakai, Taimoor Saleem Jhagra, administrative secretaries of different provincial departments, Inspector General Police and others concerned officials were present on the occasion.