PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has initiated e-tendering and e-biding system in the erstwhile Fata.
“We have started e-tendering and e-bidding in the seven tribal districts to end corruption and bring transparency in government projects,” Provincial Minister for Communication Akbar Ayub Khan said.
While inaugurating the e-tendering system for the tribal districts in Peshawar, Akbar Ayub Khan said that provincial government knew that previously huge mishandling of development funds have been recorded, “but now we have closed the chapter for corruption.”
The e-tendering has also brought transparency into K-P projects and the provincial government wants to replicate the system into the seven districts to expedite the merger process.
He said placing information online will also establish check and balance system into the seven districts, provincial minister said.
“We have brought a modern system to the seven backward system to bring them equaling to the settled districts, now it’s up the local to adopted themselves to the modern lines,” Akbar Ayub Khan said.
The system would benefit the local contractors and also expedite the communication among the tribal districts and within the areas, and onward the contract would compete in the open system, and no one would be awarded the contract to their blue eyed boys, minister for communication said.
The provincial government remains serious in extension of laws to the tribal districts.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2019.