Peshawar—KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that the protest rally of the PTI on August 14 at D-Chowk in Islamabad under the leadership of his party chairman Imran Khan is not for harming the democracy but for strengthening democratic norms, checking rigging in polls and bringing reforms in the Election Commission whose purpose is to abolish the chances of rigging in elections for good in future. He said that we want transparent election in the country to provide clean and honest leadership to the masses who could deliver. He further said that Accountability Commission (EC) has been okayed and process for the establishment of commission and appointment of officials was in progress. He said that in next couple of weeks an independent and autonomous EC will formally start work.
He expressed these views while to a joind delegation of District Bar and Press Club of Nowshera. It was led by President District Bar Association Ejaz Mohammad Advocate, general secretary Haji Mohammad Riaz advocate and President Press Club Nowshera Mushtaq Paracha while Minister for Excise & Taxation Mian Jamshiduddin and Parliamentary leader P&D Mian Khaliqur Rehman were also present on this occasion. The delegation apprised CM of certain local problems and demands including lawyers and media colonies, construction of lawyers’ chambers and transformer, lawyers endowment fund, training of lawyers in Judicial academy, induction of Nowshera lawyers as legal advisors and annexure of adjacent C&W park with press club Nowshera to which Pervez Khattak assured proper consideration and issued on spot instructions to the quarters concerned.
Pervez Khattak said that the PTI-led coalition government besides quality primary and higher education will also promote technical education to make youth capable for finding the employment of their choice. He said that a unique technical university is being established at Azakhel which will be first-ever international standard technical university of the country. He said that due to its good standard it will be the employment giver to the outgoing students at doors of the university. Similarly, he said, the establishment of 2nd state of the art national level Air University will open the new doors of technical and higher education in the area. He said we are facing economic problems while the issues of price hike and unemployment are also soaring and perturbing our people. However he assured that we will come through all challenges with success. He said that corruption was our big issue that is addressed on priority basis so that to stop the wastage of precious public funds and spend it on welfare of the masses transparently. He said that the Ehtesab Commission will conduct indiscriminate accountability of all and sundry even chief minister will be answerable to it. He revealed that the provincial government has received several applications of corruption along with proofs, but they were not handed over to National Accountability Bureau (NAB), as how an Accountability Bureau, whose DG is posted in consultation between the Prime Minister and Leader of Opposition will conduct free accountability. He said that it was the reason that till today no clean and fair accountability was held and corruption increased with each passing day. He said that the accountability commission is being established under a specified procedure and there is no interference of the chief minister or any bureaucrat in it. Therefore, it will conduct across the board accountability.
Chief Minister said that largest change is the reformation of the system, saying situation in the province was deteriorated and corruption was at peak in past. Therefore, he said, the people in general and youth in particular gave a clear mandate to PTI to abolish the outdated system and stop the corruption, commission and injustices.