Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Police Intelligence School

Police Intelligence School to be setup in Abbottabad (Investigation School in Peshawar). Read here

Update: Inaugurated on July 13, 2014


KPK Local Govt Elections date announced

Delimitation Completes – Local Government Polls by the end of April (read here)

KP CM gets briefing on mega housing schemes

  • Schemes:
  • 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:
  • KP Govt handout:

Finalized – Search and Scrutiny Committee

Search and Scrutiny Committee (what about previous names???)



Widow and Special Persons Welfare

21-02-2014: The Government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has established the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Deserving Widows and Special Persons Welfare Foundation

17-12-2013: Guzara Allowance of 1000 vs 30,000/month for widows and disabled. Steps needed for a welfare state

KPK Delay in LG polls till April in order to introduce Biometric System

watch here:

KPK Govt to employ 14000 teachers for modern education

Government was planning to appoint 14,000 teachers in government schools in the near future. PHOTO:FILE

SWABI: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information Technology Shahram Khan Tarakai on Monday said that the provincial government was on the course to initiate several programmes that will be designed to impart modern education in information technology to the youth of the province.

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.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2014.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil and Gas Company Limited’s (KPOGCL) starting its work

  • 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:

My view: Why mostly Peshawar

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?

2.5 billion Peshawar Rapid Bus Track to function from March 2015


KPK Oil and Gas Production to go up from 9 Feb

  • 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:

Peshawar to have biometric system, CCTV cameras for sensitive locations

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.


List of Development Projects

  • 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.

Full report here:

Removal of Chief Secretary

08-04-2014: Finally, PM approves CM request of desired transfer of the CS.

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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:

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?

Qazi Jalal: president PTI student association tweets about the shock of CS removal. Though later his says that the new CS is also a good man.

Ehtisab commission to be functional by March

Ehtisab commission to be functional by March. Courts will be established at district level. Convicted will be disqualified to contest in elections or for public office. No loan for five years after the conviction. (Read full report here)