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CM claims ending political interference in institutions


April 3, 2018

MARDAN: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said on Monday that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was badly hit by militancy and people were going abroad due to poor law and order when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) formed its government in the province after polls victory. “Our agenda was to provide facilities to the poor people and end corruption and political interference from institutions,” he added.

He was speaking at a function after laying the foundation stone of Zamung Mega Park in Mardan. Provincial Minister for Education Mohammad Atif Khan presided over the function. PTI lawmakers Iftikhar Ali Mashwani, Tufail Anjum, Member National Assembly Mujahid Khan, Commissioner Mardan Zakir Hussain Afridi, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Alam Khan Shinwari, Deputy Commissioner Imran Hamid Sheikh, officials of National Logistics Cell (NLC) and others were also present on the occasion. A large number of PTI workers attended the rally.

Speaking on the occasion, Pervez Khattak said that not a single institution was working properly when they came into power in the province. He added that the PTI government agenda was to bring change in the province and stop corruption and strengthen the institutions.

Pervez Khattak claimed that his government ended political interference in the affairs of the institutions and brought an end to corruption. He said the provincial government made a system of E- tendering, E-billing and brought several reforms to give relief to the people.

Addressing the function, Atif Khan said that his opponents claimed that PTI government did nothing in Mardan but the claims were wrong. He added that PTI-led government established two universities and the first women cadet college in Mardan. He said that the government approved Rs84 crore for Mardan Medical Complex (MMC) and set up sports complex, allocated Rs1 billion for the beatification of Mardan.

The minister said the government also approved three parks and construction works was taking place on Charsadda and Par Hoti flyovers and several other uplift projects. He added that PTI government did a lot of development work in Mardan but he didn’t play politics over them.

Earlier, Project Director Col (Retd) Riaz Zeb briefed the chief minister about the project. He added it project would be completed in two phase. He said Rs4 million had been allocated for first phase and Rs150 million for its second phase.

The director added that it was a state-of-the-art project and would be constructed on 380 kanal of land that would include 10 zones. He added that the project would be completed within six months.

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