PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet in its sitting on Wednesday approved writing the name of Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him as “Hazrat Muhammad Rasoolullah Khatamunabeyen Sallalaho Alaihy Wa Aalehy Wa Ashabehi Wassalam” in all official and unofficial correspondence.
The KP Cabinet meeting was held in chair with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and approved launching of Kissan Dost Program. Under the program, the Wheat Production target per annum will be increased from 1.1 to 1.6 million metric tons.
At the meeting it was decided that the farmers will be facilitated through provision of certified seeds, fertilizers etc. on subsidized rates for which the cabinet approved an initial grant of Rs.397 million for launching the program.
The meeting was attended by Cabinet Members, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Secretary SMBR and Administrative Secretaries. The cabinet decided to import an additional three lac metric tons of wheat through the Trading Corporation of Pakistan.
The cabinet also approved establishment of three new special purpose development authorities which include Kelash Development Authority, Kumrat Development Authority and Kalam Development Authority.
In order to ensure holding of next PSL matches in Peshawar, the cabinet approved an additional grant of 400 million for renovation and upgradation of Hayatabad Sport Complex.
The cabinet also approved amendments in PEDO Act to improve its performance and encourage the private sector for investment in the power sector. The cabinet also decided to digitilize mines and minerals sector to ensure transparency in the grant of mineral titles.
The cabinet also approved to keep the censor board of motion films under the control of the provincial government to ensure quality production truly depicting the norms and culture of the province by taking into confidence the Federal Government.
The cabinet also approved enhancement in the rates of fines against sugar mill from minimum 50,000 to maximum 5, 00000 per day to minimum 5, 00000 to 50, 00000 per day for delay in crushing of sugarcane. The cabinet nodded to the draft Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minerals and Minor Minerals (Temporary Permit Rules 2020).
After a detailed discussion, the cabinet approved enhancement of Mineral Royalty Rates of various minerals including Barytes, Ballclay, Baczytes, Bentonite, Chinaclay, Marble, Dolomite etc.` The cabinet approved appointment of Raza Habib (BS-18) officer of Railway Group as Director General Galiyat Development Authority.
The cabinet also approved the appointment of Saliha Asif as Member Board of Director Bank of Khyber.
The cabinet also approved a compensation amount of Rs.1.00 million for the heirs of Naik Muhammad of District Shangla who had died in Coal Mine incident in Darra Adam Khel. The chief minister directed all the Boards/authorities established under various departments to prepare brief on their performance for cabinet.
The chief minister said that the performance of the Boards/authorities should be regularly monitored and no one will be spared not delivering to the optimum level.
The chief minister also congratulated the cabinet on the signing of agreement on Rashkai Economic Zone which will create around 6 lac job opportunities. The chief minister also welcomed Shahram Khan Tarakai and Anwar Zeb for their induction into the cabinet.