PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said his government is working to bring this terror-hit province back to the road to speedy development.
He said this while talking to the UN Assistant Secretary General for Asia and UNDP’s Director Haoliang Xu, who called on him along with his visiting delegation at Chief Minister House Peshawar.
He maintained that efficient policing, food autarky through agriculture sector development, road communication integration, transparent governance, skilled manpower and modern equipment are some of the key components of his government.
The Mission’s Head assured for steps to provide training to the police, improve their capacity building, provision of equipments and modern technology and extending model police stations to tehsil level.
He also assured cooperation both in the productive sectors and social services dominated by agriculture sector development, revenue generation etc.
He informed the Chief Minister about the Rs 800 million UNDP sponsored programme for the upholding of justice and police reforms (SRLP) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The scope of cooperation was being widened because of the fresh requests by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.
The Mission appreciated provincial government’s programme for the establishment of model police stations at district level and assured all out support in expanding the programme and establishing model police stations in all tehsils of the province.
He also appreciated the dispute resolution approach (DRCs) through the new police act bringing a sharp reduction in the crime registration ratio and saying that it was like fighting crimes and it also helped in reducing the conflicts and disputes of people at local level. He said the people needed peace and the provincial government should plan it. In the process, the UNDP would help the whole process to the hilt.
He appreciated the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) for helping the province in reforming the police and hoped that the UNDP would extend cooperation for both the CPEC and non CPEC economic development related activities including the durability of peace and the improvement of security. Police would become the centre stage in terms of its training to the international standard, provision of force multipliers to the police and the establishment of model police stations at tehsil level in the province.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister appreciated the UNDP for its offer to help the provincial government in the productive sectors especially agriculture, energy, mineral, education, health, information technology, irrigation, drinking water some other social sectors. He said that a glaring feeling of change has emerged both at government and public levels for the reconstruction and rehabilitee of these sectors and welcomed the UNDP for coming forward and supporting the provincial government in this regard.
Pervez Khattak thanked Head of the Mission for both his magnanimity and generosity in helping out the province and its people who suffered considerably in the recent past because of the manmade and natural devastation.