Peshawar: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Shahzad Arbab has said that three years from now, he see Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a changed province adding that now the provincial government was very serious about the change.
This, he said, while presiding over a meeting with senior bureaucrats undertaking the 99th National Management Course NMC in Lahore at Civil Secretariat, in Peshawar on Wednesday.
A 23member delegation led by Dean NMC Naeem Aslam included Mrs. Seemi Waheed, Mirza Shams ul Hassan, Dr. Muhammad Hashim Popalzai, Rao Manzar Hayat, Ahsan Ali Kehar, Capt. ® Akbar Hussain Durrani, Capt. Asif Ali, Mian Muhammad Arshad, Asif Ali Khan Durrani, Azhar Hameed Khokhar, Dr. Dawood Shah, Syed Khalid Ali Raza Gardezi, Malik Abdul Hamid Balghari, Ms. Hashmat Iqbal, Syed Hassan Raza, Syed Imran Raza Kazmi, Syed Imtiaz Altaf, Tahir Iqbal, Dr. Jamal Nasir, Mohammad Khalid Baloch, Mohsin Hassan Butt, Mirza Nadeem Mu8nawar Baig, Tariq Najeeb Najmi, Nasir Jamal, Haque Nawaz, Noor Ali, Dr. Raana Ahsan, Ahmad Raza Khan, Mohammad Salman, Shahid Hussain, Muhammad Tanvir Akhtar and Abdul Waheed.
On this occasion, participants of the course were given briefing about the law and order, development and reforms agenda of the government. Addressing the senior bureaucrats the Chief Secretary said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, having a dedicated team was making serious efforts for implementation of reforms agenda of the present government.
Shehzad Arbab said there were time lines set by the governments previously but that could not realize the desired targets. Sounding very optimistic about the success of the present provincial government’s agenda, the Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that transparency was very very serious issue for which the law of Information has been promulgating in the province.
During the next six months to one year a system would be in place that would transform the province in three year from now, he hoped.
Regarding postings and transfers, the chief Secretary said the government was mindful and sensitive to post right person on the right job. Dilating upon activities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on various sectors, Chief Secretary said that efforts were being made to transform the education sector and in this respect the standard of government schools would be brought at par with the private schools.
Regarding the uniformed curriculum, he said it was not likely to introduce it the next year however; English language would be made a compulsory from primary level initially. Environment of these schools would be improved and schools would be devolved to district and tehsil level.
Regarding the donor agencies response, he said they were very excited about Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Imran Khan and his reforms agenda and wanted to extend their help to the province. He also said that the government functionaries who remain happy in their comfort zones have to work a little harder for implementation of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reforms agenda.