KP Cabinet decides to reopen BRT graft case: Khattak

F.P. Report
PESHAWAR: Caretaker Minister for Transport Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Shahid Khattak on Friday said the meeting of the provincial cabinet has decided to reopen the alleged misappropriation case in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project for taking it towards logical end.
Briefing media on cabinet meeting details, Shahid Khattak said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will be asked to conduct investigation into the alleged corruption in BRT project. Moreover, he said it was also decided at the cabinet meeting that following complaints regarding misappropriation in the Policy Board of the Medical Teaching Institutes (MTI), the Board of Governors and MTIs will be dissolved.
He informed that the meeting also took up the issue of Social Media Influencers who were running political campaigns for PTI from their homes on a monthly stipend of Rs 25000. The caretaker KP Minister said the cabinet meeting showed its concern where the hefty amount Rs 7 billion allocated for Peshawar Beautification Project was spent. Khattak said a committee was also formed at the cabinet meeting to provide wheat flour at subsidized price to the deserving people during the holy month of Ramazan.
Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Minister for Information and Public Relations, Auqaf, Hajj, Religious and Minority Affairs Barrister Feroz Jamal Shah Kakakhel while informing media regarding the decisions made in the second meeting of the Caretaker Provincial Cabinet held yesterday has said that the Caretaker Provincial Cabinet’s mandate is to provide a level playing field to all political parties for fair and transparent elections and to support the Election Commission.
Our mandate also includes identification and elimination of political appointments in public institutions. The provincial cabinet has decided to abolish the board of governors and policy board of 10 MTIs hospitals in the province. The caretaker provincial government will give Ramadan package to the deserving people of the province at a cost of 19 billion rupees despite limited resources. The caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has formed a cabinet committee to devise a procedure for immediate delivery of Zakat funds to the beneficiaries.
The number of posts of law officers posted in the Advocate General’s office has been reduced from 61 to 43. While giving media briefing in Itla Cell Civil Secretariat Peshawar, Barrister Feroz Jamal Shah said that a cabinet committee has been formed regarding the dissolution of the Board of Governors of 10 MTI hospitals and this dissolution of the Board of Governors will be done in two stages and will be completed within two weeks. Barrister Feroz Jamal said that the poor and deserving citizens of the province are being given Ramadan package at a cost of 19 billion rupees by the provincial government. Beneficiaries registered in this targeted package will be provided 2 to 3 bags of flour free of cost.
The caretaker provincial minister said that there are funds for Zakat, but there are no Zakat councils since last year. The provincial government has formed a cabinet committee in this regard to provide relief to the poor and deserving citizens as much as possible before Ramadan. Adopting the austerity policy, the 61 posts of law officers in the Advocate General’s Office have been reduced to 43. The caretaker provincial information minister said that the caretaker government will work as per its mandate and is taking steps to provide a level playing field to all parties for fair and transparent elections.