Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan chaired a meeting on high priority development projects of the provincial government. The meeting reviewed the progress made so far on these development projects. In addition to the Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Administrative Secretaries of the concerned departments also participated in the meeting.
A total of 216 high priority development projects have been identified which will be completed in the next two years, the briefing said. According to the briefing, out of these high priority projects, 94 projects belonged to integrated districts. So far two priority projects have been completed while progress on 205 projects is continuing as per the stipulated timelines, the briefing said.
An online tracking system has been developed to monitor these projects, the briefing said. The Chief Minister decided to hold a review meeting every month to review the practical progress on these projects. The relevant administrative secretaries will personally attend the meeting and will brief on the progress of these projects, the Chief Minister said. The CM directed the relevant secretaries to meet in two weeks to review progress on their respective projects. Planning and Development department should monitor progress on all these projects, Mahmood Khan said.
The provincial government is very serious about the timely completion of these priority projects, the CM said. There will be no compromise on the timely completion of these public welfare projects, the Mahmood Khan said. Disciplinary action will be taken against the officials responsible for delay in timely completion of these projects, not just transfers, the CM said. We have less time and more work, departments have to work away from the traditional way of working, Mahmood Khan said. The Department of Education, Health and Local Government should pay special attention to further improve service delivery, the Chief Minister said.