Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Assisstant Commissioner Income Tax Abbottabad Arrested by NAB

Related News: https://kpkprogress.wordpress.com/tag/income-tax-abbottabad-corruption/

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PTI wins Pindi Bhattian by-election


May 11 Election Result:

S.No. Candidate Party Votes Status
1 Syed Shoaib Shah Nawaz Independent 52,269 Winner
2 Nighat Intisar Pakistan Muslim League (N) 48,674 Runner Up
3 Sobia Bhatti Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 3,283
4 Muhammad Razaq Independent 1,073

 

5 Ehtesab Commissioners (including Chief Commissioner) Announced

  • Names of Ehtesab Commissioners (I would like to add their profiles)
    1. Chief Justice (R) Mian Fasihul Mulk – Chief Ehtesab Commissioner
    2. Prof. Dr. Asmat Ullah Khan (Ex-Vice Chancellor)
    3. Syeda Sarwat Jehan (Ex-Directoress Education)
    4. Sahibzada Khurshid Ahmad (Ex-Session Judge)
    5. Mr. Mumtaz Ali Khan (Ex-Controller, BISE, Islamabad)
  • Comments and Objections can be sent within 15 days (up to June 15, 2014)
  • KPK Ehtesab Commission might be functional by the end of June.

ecsource: http://epaper.dawn.com/Advt.php?StoryImage=30_05_2014_154_004

Digital Youth Summit – Positive Development

Posts related to this event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/kpdys14?source=feed_text&story_id=10152462770352792

If video does not appear, watch report here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=622317201190892&set=vb.599910913431521&type=2&theater

Special Combat Unit training begins

centralasiaonline.com/en_GB/articles/caii/features/pakistan/main/2014/05/22/feature-01

Imran Khan speech for PP-136 by-election campaign

Re-election on May 22, 2014. See previous result here

watch here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=741235255918897

Mufti Mehmood Flyover should have been complete by now

I came across a Geo TV report on this project and browsed the history of this project. Simple speaking, PTI govt should have completed it in 1 year of its government which should not be impossible even if 50% work was done earlier (total project time was 2 year, 4 months). What are PTI plans – not known. Therefore, PTI gets a minus point here and currently it is a “News in Focus”. Details at https://kpkprogress.wordpress.com/tag/mufti-mehmood-flyover/.

Any better news? or comments? Please share.

Mufti Mehmood Flyover – work and PTI govt pledge

This is a “News in Focus” i.e. the govt should have plans for this first before announcing new mega projects. All updates are available under the tag: https://kpkprogress.wordpress.com/tag/mufti-mehmood-flyover/

Sharing video from Geo TV because in the current circumstance, they will present in the worst possible way (a more balanced report can be read here on Dawn). If  video does not show up, watch here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=678868062188497&set=vb.100001959280032

400 MW cheap electricity for industrial zones in KPK

  • Hopfully get permission from center to make 400 MW electricity from additional gas (in 2 weeks)
  • This electricity will be given to inudustries without any govt profit (cheap electricity)
  • approx 800 new industries will use it
  • Revive industrial zones in: Swat, Nowshera, Hairpur, Gadoon, Peshawar, Kohat
  • Objective: Job creation using indeginous sources and incentives

electsource: http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/uploads/attachments/1400395033_24.gif

Imran Khan – Aaj with Reham Khan

 

Peshawar Rapid Mass Transit Sytem – Details and Current Status

Current Status:

Full project details available at: Peshawar Mass Transit System – Project Details

Peshawar Mass Transit System – Project Details

Complete Project Details

  • Total 6 corridors
  • Completion time: 3 years
  • Total cost: Rs. 630 billion (“About cost of the project CM assured that besides the efficient utilization of the available resources and savings due to the anti-corruption and transparency policies of the PTI-led coalition govt, additional funds would also be made available. He said our party chairman Imran Khan was also taking keen interest in this crucial project.)

Funding:

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has assured $1m as grant for its feasibility
  • Soft loan of $7m in case of progress on it

Corridor#1 : Chamkani <—> Hayatabad (26 km)


Corridor#2 ( Chamkani, GT road, Sonehri Masjid road, Sir Syed Road and Jamrud road)


Corridor#3 : Warsak road <—> Kohat road (via Saddar, AK Afridi road)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here

Corridor#4 : Charsadda road <—> Bara road terminal near ring road (via Saddar)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here

Corridor#5 : inner city circular road and ring road (will be completed in 5 phases)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here

Corridor#6 : Chamkani <—> Hayatabad (same as rail track on corridor#1)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here

 

2routes

 

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My opinion: Do we have new KPK after almost 1 year?

Question: 1 years has past but where is “New KPK”? Where does the “promise” of “change” in “90” days stand?

Answers (as I think):

  • Do we have “New KPK” = NOT YET
  • Do we have “change” = PARTIAL (things changing in the right direction but slowly)
  • Is anything going in wrong direction: NO
  • Have they failed = Certainly not

Based on following opinion/facts:

I don’t know about others but I am more concerned and watching whether they are doing anything or not. My personal opinion is that they have not delivered exactly the way people expected, and they way they could have done. I know critical reasons for this “slow” progress which is not failure as of yet.

Reason 1 – Incompetence
PTI politicians in KPK are incompetent because they are traditional old people without great ideas to take initiatives like IK had thought, proposed, promise. The corrupt and inefficient ones must be removed as per their promise. They took action against QWP ministers (first time in history to kick out coalition parter due to corruption) but don’t have system to punish them or justify their claims even though every one on ground is happy because they were notorious. They also took action against own ministers and removed them but clear reasons are still unknown – if it was due to corruption, they must have been exposed (PTI may be doing politics here). Reason for this shortcomign is absence of  much awaited KPK Ehtisab commission which is in process of organization.

Ehtisab Commission: Should have been functional and have punished few big names by now. But legistlation and transparent process is also important which takes time. See the progress from Jan 2014 to May 2014 (5 months). You can not do these steps (e.g. public announcements) overnight if it has to be transparent.
https://kpkprogress.wordpress.com/category/ehtesab-commission/


Reason 2 – Inexperiance:

The ones who are good and active but inexperianced and learning things. Experiance does matter when it comes to delivering within short period. This is true in any field. No matter how good, honest you are, it takes sometime to know things before you deliver. But don’t confuse it with other parties experiance who have 30 years experiance and yet take years to just announce a name (refer to HEC chairman appointment) when all rules are already known/inplace. So if inexperiance of PTI becomes a reason to not deliver in 5 years then that will be bad.


Reason 3 – Legislation time:

In democracy (unlike dictatorship) everything has to be implemented through parliament which is long process. You don’t get results in one session. Even without experiance and new team KPK govt did legislation of RTI, RTS, and other laws listed below (please share progress of other provinces if anyone has any complaint from KP govt.)
Bills (legislation) approaved by PTI Govt: http://www.pakp.gov.pk/2013/bills/


Little bit about Satisfactory/Good Performance:

  • Police: I don’t claim that police is excellent now but it has improved A LOT. In fact, it is becoming a role model. Many initiatives (credit to IG KPK and credit to PTI which appointed him) are outstanding. Police is being upgraded. It is not polititions tool anymore in KPK. Any other province has anything similar? Please share.
    https://kpkprogress.wordpress.com/category/police/

I have not listed all good things like education sector reforms (specially IMU initiative), welfare projects, mega cities initiatives, etc. If you are really interested then see this blog and follow it: https://kpkprogress.wordpress.com/


What I expected to see by now:

  • Some micro hydal projects started (update July 7: They are started. I did not know find details here)
  • Ehtisab Commission Working (update July 7: CM in a recent interview mentioned that it will b functional in 2 months)
  • My PhD completed 🙂 (update July 7: Will be done in September InshaAllah)

3 times Increase in coming budget for new schools

Previous New
Construction Budget for new schools 4 million in budget 2013-14 12 million in budget 2014-15
Minimum school requirement 2 room, 2 teacher 6 rooms, 6 teachers
Construction Time 3 years – 2 room school 2 years – 6 room school
Current Data Total primary schools = 23073
with 6 rooms = 1175

source: http://www.dawn.com/news/1105408

2 more arrested – income tax dept Abbottabad

Related news: https://kpkprogress.wordpress.com/tag/income-tax-abbottabad-corruption/

Supporters of Ali Asghar Khan

  • Comparison of Candidates
    • PTI Ali Asghar Khan : Architect Engineer from Greenwich University UK + Degree in Management Sciences
    • PMLN Sardar Fareed : Not even middle pass
  • Local Support (in PK-45 with numbers):
    • Abdul Rehman Khan Abbassi : PTI candidate from PK-45 in May 11 elections = 14500 votes
    • Nazeer Ahman Abbassi: Independent candidate in May 11 elections = 8300 votes
    • votes in total: 23000 (PMLN got 28000)
  • Other supporters (in overall Abbottabad area covering PK-45)
    • Amanullah Khan Jadoon (old name in Jadoons)
    • JI (probable)
    • Baba Haider Zaman (probable)

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IG KPK Nasir Durrani Interview – Khyber TV

Imran Khan – Khara Sach with Mubashir Luqman

Part 1: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=299094440254371

Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=299094513587697

Part 3: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=299094590254356

Election Tribunal disqulifies PTI MNA due to “unfair” polling – SC Restores

Detail Result of Constituency “NA-47” Go Back
S.No. Candidate Party Votes Status
1 Qaisar Jamal Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 10,658 Winner
2 Mufti Abdul Shakoor Bhattani Jamiat Ulam-e-Islam Pakistan 8,989 Runner Up
3 Sher Azam Khan 4,858
4 Malik Haji Baz Gul Afridi Pakistan Muslim League (N) 4,317
5 Abdullah Nangial Bhattani 4,131
6 Haji Abid Afridi 3,160
7 Malik Haji Shahi Khan Sherani Awami National Party 2,794
8 Haji Rodyar Muhammad Bhattani 1,840
9 Muhammad Iftikhar Zafar 1,514

 

Imran Khan – Tonight with Jasmine

Part 1: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=299057220258093&set=vb.105780982919052&type=2&theater

Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=299057443591404&set=vb.105780982919052&type=2&theater

Preparations for local body elections

lbsource: http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/uploads/attachments/1399183503_3.gif (Date: 04-05-2014)

Imran Khan with Dr. Danish

 

 

PK-45: Imran Khan annouces his decision

watch here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=780396185304694

Ali Asghar Khan – Gets PTI ticket for PK-45

http://insaf.pk/news/national-news/item/1787994-pti-has-awarded-ali-asghar-khan-ticket-for-by-elections-in-pk45-may-1-2014

20140501 PTI HasAwardedAliAsgharKhanTicketByElectionPK45

Imran Khan with Nadeem Malik Live

Watch here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1sgxx0_imran-khan-in-nadeem-malik-live-1st-may-2014_news