PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that a just society guaranteeing the rights of all, people friendly governance, supremacy of law and justice and merit based decision making along with education and health for all is the destination of this country.
“The elected representatives should identify the weaknesses in the system and obstruction in the resolution of people grievances so that these could be removed through collective decision making in consonance with the people aspirations,” he added.
He was talking to MPAs Mian Jamsheduddin Kakakhel, Ishtiaq Urmar, Fazal Illahi, Kamran Bangash, Asif Khan, Malik Wajid Khan, Pir Moswar Shah and Abdul Karim at the chief minister Annexe Peshawar today. The MPAs floated different suggestions for good governance and resolution of people grievances.
The CM said that he would launch austerity drive, cutting down unnecessary expenditure, discouraging corruption and corrupt practices and promoting the agenda for public welfare during his rule in the province. Unfortunately the past rulers were self-centric promoting the forces of status quo which he termed as an enmity with the people. His government would reform the whole governance structure plugging all the gapes used by elite class and exploitative forces for their own gains.
Mahmood Khan said his government efforts against lawlessness and injustices would weaken the forces of status quo and would strengthen and empower the people. His government would form a system giving relief to the poor and ensuring their right, he added. He said his government has multiple challenges that included good governance and taking the people on board in the decision making process. We have to ensure the interest of the masses and stop the exploitative forces. We have to eliminate corruption, nepotism and favoritism and we have to ensure the transparent utilisation of resources for the public welfare, he added.
The chief minister reminded that education, health and social services would be the key areas his government would work on. The agriculture sector development and other productive sectors would generate a lot of jobs for the jobless.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2018.