KP has taken up low gas pressure issue with federal authorities: CM

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has termed the low pressure of Sui gas as serious issue of the province and said that it has been taken up with the concerned quarters at federal level expressing the hope that the concerned entities would take the problem seriously to resolve the issue.

“If the issue was not resolved, the provincial government will utilize all the available options to get it resolved in the larger public interest”, he added.

This he said while chairing a meeting of the provincial cabinet here on Friday.

Besides members of the provincial cabinet, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary and administrative secretaries of the provincial departments attended the meeting.

The Chief Minister directed the provincial departments to ensure implementation of the decisions taken in the last cabinet meeting regarding current Annual Development Program (ADP) further directing that approval of PC-1s for all developmental schemes reflected in current ADP should be ensured within the given timelines.

The cabinet approved establishment of City Local Governments at seven divisional headquarters of the province for local body elections and constituted a cabinet committee to review all the matters related to the holding of local bodies elections and by-elections in the province as well as to look into the proposed amendments in the relevant law of local government with regard to private housing schemes.

The committee will review all the matters in this regard in the context of prevailing corona situation and will finalize its recommendations within 10 days to be presented in the next meeting of cabinet for final decision.

The committee includes Minister Local Government, Minister Law, Minister for Health, Minister for Education and Advocate General.

The cabinet also approved the reconstitution of the delimitation authority of the local government department as coordination unit.

The cabinet also okayed the draft of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Healthcare Service Providers & Facilities (Prevention to violence & Damaged to Property Act 2020) with the aim to Prohibit Violence against Health Service Providers, Patients and their attendants and to prevent damage or lost to property in healthcare service facilities.

The forum principally approved outsourcing of selected public sector hospitals of far flung areas of the province to ensure improve service delivery in those hospitals. - APP final decision about the fate of the mill in the larger interest of the country.