PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has stated that the performance review of all commissioners will be held periodically, which will not only help in improving services delivery but will also provide valuable information to the government for investigating progress on various issues and directives of the provincial government.
The Chief Minister also stated that feedback mechanism should be strengthened so that real time analysis of services provided by the government may be gauged.
The Chief Minister added that feedback from the general masses is of paramount importance in promoting transparency and participative governance.
These views were stated by the Chief Minister while chairing a progress review meeting of Peshawar Regional Administration.
The meeting was also attended by Minister for Finance Taimoor Saleem Jhagra, Minister Law Sultan Muhammad Khan, Advisor to CM on Science & Information Technology Kamran Bangash, Principal Secretary to CM Shahab Ali Shah, Commissioner Peshawar and other high ranking office holders.
The meeting was briefed that from Peshawar region 3684 numbers of complaints have been received via Pakistan Citizen Portal, out of which 3242 complaints have been resolved whereas 442 are in progress. Similarly, 474 Kanals of land has been recovered in Peshawar region as part of the anti-encroachment drive in the province.
As for revenue collection, the Chief Minister was informed that a total of Rs 3.6 Million revenue has been generated against the set target of Rs 5.49 Million through Land Tax, Agri Income Tax, Local Rate and Usher in District Peshawar.
Similarly, Rs 7.48 Million revenue has been generated against the set target of Rs 14.004 Million in District Charsadda whereas in District Nowshera, Rs 2.048 Million revenue has been generated against the set target of Rs 3.59 Million.
The meeting was informed that as per the directives of Chief Minister, inspections of public places have also been carried out during the past two months in which 246 Health Facility centers, 284 Educational facility centers, 194 Patwarkhanas and 183 Developmental Schemes have been inspected in Peshawar region alone during the month of March and April, 2019.
Under the Clean and Green Pakistan initiative, the Chief Minister was informed that 1.97 Million saplings have been planted in April 2019 in Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Khyber and Mohmand districts whereas in April, 2019, 26 special cleanliness drives have been conducted in Peshawar followed by 366 drives in Charsadda and 21 in Khyber.
Similarly, two weeks special sanitation drives were conducted in Nowshera and similar drives were also conducted in parts of Mohmand District.
Under the Clean and Green Pakistan initiative, cleanliness drives have also been launched in Petrol and CNG stations in the province as part of which, 358 stations were checked in April for Hygiene and a fine of Rs 2.5 Lakh has been imposed where situation of the hygiene was not satisfactory.
Similar initiatives have also been taken against the use of Polythene Bags in which polythene bag factories have been sealed along with seizing of available stocks. In the Month of April, the District Administration of Peshawar Region has also disposed of 893 liters of adulterated milk in addition to conducting raids against electricity theft recovering Rs 182.74 Million.
While addressing the meeting, Mahmood Khan directed the PDA, WSSP and TMAs to undertake a massive one month campaign for beautification of Peshawar as most of the construction works related to BRT have come to an end.
Additionally, the Chief Minister also directed the police department to initiate a crackdown in the capital against all those involved in collection of forced taxes from taxi drives. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan also issued directions to the health department to initiate preemptive measures for prevention of Dengue outbreak in the province.