CPDI TO LAUNCH CITIZEN OVERSIGHT ON 18TH AMENDMENT IN CONTEXT OF FEDERALISM IN KPK


Rawalpindi: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, CPDI in collaboration of Citizen Voice Project will launch a citizen’s oversight on 18th amendment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). CPDI has identified three districts Mardan, Abbotabad and Peshawar initially for oversight on service delivery issues in three sectors of KPK. The targeted sectors will be education, health, agriculture and food.

A group of volunteers in each district will be established to oversight the performance of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government in education, health, food and agriculture. Talking to the media Syed Kausar Abbas, Program Manager, Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, (CPDI) said that an oversight on performance of provincial government will be made through citizens to identify the loopholes in the service delivery issues.

He said that the provinces are autonomous after implementation of 18th amendment to legislate their own policies for the development of citizens. It is imperative for the provincial governments to provide the best service delivery in the federalized sectors as they are self-governing to manage the issues related to public.

Abbas said that the oversight groups will be formed in the three districts Mardan, Abbotabad and Peshawar to monitor the performance of the Government.

He said that policy draft for education and health will be developed and presented to the elected representatives after discussion with the stake holders of the province.

Talking about the objectives of the project he told that the purpose of the project is to carry out action-oriented and policy relevant research, which is based on sound understanding of implementation related challenges and which provides practical ideas for progress in terms of people-oriented and more efficient implementation.

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