May 04 , 2017

PTI govt purged hospitals and schools of mafia: KP CM

Vows to solve problems being faced by journalists;
administers oath to PPC office-bearers

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday said his government had introduced reforms in the affairs of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, saying that naysayers could not change the fact.

Addressing the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected office-bearers of the Peshawar Press Club, Pervez Khattak asked the journalists to juxtapose his government's performance with previous governments in the last three decades.

He said those who had sold government jobs during their governments had no right to criticise his government. He said his government had purged the hospitals and schools of mafia.

Pervez Khattak claimed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government would provide new machineries to hospitals by December and solve the problems in health facilities.

The chief minister recalled that his government restored investors' confidence, adding, the provincial government was giving facilities to the people but some vested interests were trying to confuse the people through the propaganda against the government.

The provincial government, he said, was trying to solve the problems of journalists. He asked the journalists to play their role for the development of country. He said the provincial government had no magic to solve the problems of 70 years.

He, however, said his government would be able to solve the problems of the last 30 years in its tenure. He added that his government had addressed the shortage of staff in the educational institutions and hospitals and took revolutionary steps to provide free treatment through Sehat Cards.

Pervez Khattak said the people voted PTI into power for the solution of their problems and vowed that the KP government would continue reforms for the welfare and prosperity of the people.

He said his government empowered police and put an end to political interference in Police Department, which, he said, had improved law and order and performance of the department. The chief minister said the KP government would try to solve the problems according to their party's manifesto before the completion of its tenure.

On the occasion, the chief minister announced reconstruction of the Peshawar Press Club and increasing the annual grant from Rs 5 million to Rs10 million. He also announced to initiate work on the housing scheme for new members of the club.

Advisor to chief minister, Mushtaq Ghani, Capital City Police Officer Tahir Khan and director general PID were also present on the occasion. PPC President Alamgir Khan highlighted problems of the journalists.



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