Delimitation Completes – Local Government Polls by the end of April (read here)
- Mega Education City M-1 Nowshera
- Mega Sports City Peshawar
- New City Abbottabad
- New City & Tourism Resort Booni Chitral
- CM: Consultants had been hired -> no justification for any delay
- Not to be executed by the housing department rather by a separate construction company with entire responsibility of implementation, timely completion, quality of work and payments etc.
- Mega Education City
- 80,000 acres of land identified
- Pre-feasibility completed
- 30% area = educational institutions including universities
- Award of contract to consultants for detail planning and design would be made by this month (February 2014)
- Practical work on the project would be started by September 2014
- Mega Sport City Peshawar
- Area of more than 14000 acre situated between Peshawar and Nowshera (5x bigger than Hayatabad Township)
- Estimated cost of Rs1.5 to 2.00 trillion
- Residential needs of more than 600,000 people
- Full article: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/business/23-Feb-2014/kp-cm-gets-briefing-on-mega-housing-schemes
- KP Govt handout: https://www.facebook.com/KPGovt/posts/636311233071628:0
Search and Scrutiny Committee (what about previous names???)
21-02-2014: The Government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has established the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Deserving Widows and Special Persons Welfare Foundation
- Chairman: Lt. Gen. ® Ali Quli Khan
- HANDOUT NO. 4 /DO/AQ/DT: 21-2-14
17-12-2013: Guzara Allowance of 1000 vs 30,000/month for widows and disabled. Steps needed for a welfare state
Government was planning to appoint 14,000 teachers in government schools in the near future. PHOTO:FILE
Addressing participants at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering and Science Technology at Topi as the chief guest during a three-day science exhibition, Awami Jamhoori Ittehad Pakistan’s (AJIP) leader from Swabi said that to compete with developing nations of the world it is imperative that institutions on the model of GIKI be established in the country.
He said that majority of the problems faced by the country today could be solved by achieving technological advancement in modern education. He also added that the government was planning to appoint 14,000 teachers in government schools in the near future so as to enable students with a proper infrastructure for education.
- KPODCL members put forward a 18 month action plan costing Rs10 billion
- To be used to buy a few rigs, used in drilling for oil and gas, and other heavy machinery to carry out its exploration activities.
- to attain the production levels of 500 MMCF gas and 50,000 barrels oil in the next few years
- BoD asked the company management to submit a proper business plan in the next meeting in two weeks
- Full report: http://www.dawn.com/news/1087793/rs10bn-oil-gas-uplift-plan-for-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-ready
Why we always get good news about Peshawar? why not about other cities (where I am interested in Abbottabad). Are they following PMLN which spend its maximum energies in Lahore?
- KPK govt. will build basic infrastructure, buses will be run by private sector (no cost for govt.)
- Will be used for ambulances
- Will integrate with even those parts of the city which are not served by existing transport
- Official link: http://www.kpboit.com.pk/index.php?new=14
- News article 1 : http://pakistan.onepakistan.com.pk/news/city/peshawar/282311-kpboit-initiates-22km-rapid-bus-route-in-peshawar.html
- And news article 2 : Peshawar to have rapid ambulance and bus track (Feb 14, 2014)
- Increase of 34 MMCF gas production – Current production is 270 MMCF
- Increas of 7600 barrels oil – Current production is 40000 barrels
- Increase of 300 tons of LPG production – Current production is ???
- 15 MMCF gas increase will be used for a thermal power house of 60 MW to be used for industrial purposes
- Read full article: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=08_02_2014_181_006
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to install the ‘access control system’ at all sensitive installations in the provincial capital to ensure foolproof security of the people.
The system comprises biometric system and closed-circuit television cameras, according to police spokesman Riaz Ahmad.
The decision to install the ‘access control system’ at sensitive installations was taken on the recommendation of provincial Inspector General of Police Nasir Khan Durrani.
The spokesman said the step was taken in line with the provisions of the recently-promulgated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sensitive and Vulnerable Establishments and Places (Security) Ordinance 2014.
He said the sensitive installation include the Supreme Court, high court and provincial assembly buildings, Judicial Complex, Civil Secretariat and Peshawar prison.
All these buildings are located adjacent to each others.
Also in the day, the implementation of the recently promulgated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Restriction of Rented Buildings (Security) Ordinance 2014 was examined during another high-level meeting at the central police office (CPO).
While presiding over the meeting, Mr Durrani said under the law, it was obligatory on all landlords to produce the details of their tenants in their respective police stations.
The meeting was told that landlords had failed to produce the requisite details by the March 6 deadline and therefore, they could face legal action.
However, in order to facilitate the general public, the IGP directed the relevant police authorities to ensure that written warnings with sufficient time period are served to all landlords, who have failed to comply with the provisions of the said ordinance and no legal action shall be initiated against the defaulters until they are served with warning letters.
In this regard, a toll-free helpline had been established at the CPO office for addressing the people’s queries about the ordinance.
During the meeting, the IGP also directed the relevant police officials to begin a mass public awareness and contact campaign about the ordinance in collaboration with local notables.
- Khud Kafalat scheme with an initial allocation of Rs2 billion,
- Msaadra scheme with Rs01billion,
- Roshni Scheme involving Rs300 million,
- Skill Development Programme with Rs100 million,
- Early Child Care Education with Rs325 million,
- stipend for girls of backward districts with Rs100 million,
- increasing sports facilities in schools with Rs100 million,
- introduction of uniform curriculum and medium of instruction,
- adopt a school project,
- independent monitoring unit for schools inspection,
- fast track standardisation of schools,
- free emergency in all government hospitals,
- providing free treatment for critical illness with allocation of Rs.300 million,
- construction of Hydel Power Station at Matiltan costing Rs24 billion with electricity production capacity of 84 megawatt,
- hydel power station at Lavi costing Rs20 billion with capacity of 63 megawatt electricity,
- construction of 356 micro hydel power stations costing Rs4.8 billion giving 356 megawatt electricity and
- the introduction of e-government and setting Data Center costing Rs349 million.
08-04-2014: Finally, PM approves CM request of desired transfer of the CS.
Feb 14, 2014: The news of conflict between CM and CS denied.
Feb 07, 2014: Here comes the story: There was a tussle between CS and CM over administrative control. Bureaucracy creating hurdles for “promise of change”. Read here: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-231026-KP-chief-secretary-Shehzad-Arbab-replaced
Feb 05, 2014:
Chief Secretary (CS) Muhammad Shehzad Arbab doing good on “conflict of interest” to be annouced in matter of days. Was it a reason for his removal next day?