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First of its Kind – KP Govt Launched Smartphone App (Android) for Citizens to register complaints on the spot

Download App from : http://smart.kp.gov.pk or from Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.citizenportal

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Wednesday unveiled a dedicated web portal for citizens to know about the performance of all tiers of the government through the use of information technology.

The web portal has been prepared by the performance management cell (PMC) at the chief secretary’s office in collaboration with the Directorate of Science and Information Technology.

Briefing mediapersons at the Civil Secretariat, chief secretary’s personal staff officer Farrukh Atiq and deputy coordinator (technical) reforms implementation cell Dr Altamash Janjua said that that PMC would manage the web portal entailing information about the performance of the district governments and provincial departments, polio eradication efforts and law and order situation. It would also facilitate online file tracking system, monitoring of annual development programme, deputy commissioner e-office and GIS-based analysis of social services delivery in the province besides carrying reports of the independent monitoring unit about the health and education departments.

Mr Atiq said that the new system would help in effective service delivery to citizens, promote accountability and transparency in government functioning, support better governance through e-governance and ensure a culture of quantified performance management for government employees.


Officials say step to lead to greater transparency in govt affairs


He said that the system was aimed at making information about the work of government functionaries accessible to public. He said that the government was also sending teams to the districts off and on to substantiate the data uploaded to the service by the DC offices across the province and even some officials had been panelized on the basis of such data.

He said that the initiative would help foster a digital culture that would lead to greater transparency in government affairs. He said that the system would be formally launched by the chief minister soon.

Dr Altamash Janjua said that they were also introducing a smart phone application, which was available for download at the citizen portal. He said that through this App, people could submit complaints supported by the video, pictorial and audio evidence of any issue related to the government affairs. He said that in case the DC office did not take that complaint into account it would automatically reach the commissioner’s office. (source: Dawn, October 15th , 2015)

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Traffic warden police equipped with body mounted cameras

PESHAWAR: The newly established Traffic Warden Police, Peshawar has taken another leap towards modernization by equipping its personnel with the body mounted cameras.

These cameras are equipped with both voice and video recording, says a police spokesman in a statement here on Wednesday.

The traffic staff has been directed to switch on the camera each time he proceeds to stop a vehicle for imposing fine. All the proceedings from stopping a vehicle till issuing a fine ticket to the driver would be recorded in real time in the camera memory.

In this techno-savvy age of the smart phones where almost anyone can record live events in real time, the question of imposing illegal fine and misbehavior on the part of on-duty traffic police staff has come under intense scrutiny.

Since the camera is an unbiased witness, it will provide substantial evidence of the sequence and happenings of the incident which would in turn help the supervisory officers as well as the courts to unearth the truth, establish true facts and make decisions on merit.

Secondly, these cameras would have a deterrent effect on the public as well as the traffic staff by holding both of them accountable. These cameras would help in neutralizing the defiant attitudes of the public
and criminal orientations of suspects. Further, the dread of being caught red-handed would have a remedial effect on the behavior and demeanor of the traffic staff.

Therefore, it is anticipated that the cumulative effect of these body-worn cameras would lead to a drastic drop in complaints of misbehavior, seeking gratification and imposing illegal fine.

This is another initiative of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police which is in line with the best international practices. The law enforcement agencies of almost all the countries of the developed world are equipped with body mounted cameras. The KP police is the first police force in Pakistan to take this initiative.

This project will be implemented in three phases. In the first phase the traffic police of Peshawar has been provided these body-worn cameras.

In the second and third phases the traffic police of remaining districts and the local police respectively would be equipped with the modern cameras. – APP

source: http://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2015/10/traffic-warden-police-equipped-with-body-mounted-cameras/

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Nearly 5,000 cops punished in KP during past two years: report

PESHAWAR: An unprecedented number of police officials of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police have been awarded punishments on multifarious grounds since October 2013, a document obtained by DawnNews reveals.

It is the first time in Pakistani history that senior level-officers including Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) and acting Superintendents of Police (SPs) have been removed from service on account of misconduct.

Between October 2013 and September 2015, 4,934 police officials have been either removed from service or awarded other punishments on disciplinary grounds, the document shows.

The policemen include 15 DSPs and acting SPs, 44 Inspectors, 328 Sub-Inspectors, 321 Assistant Sub-Inspectors, 385 Head Constables and 3,842 Constables.

Of these officials, 10 DSPs and acting SPs, four Inspectors, 42 SIs, 34 ASIs, 51 HCs and 446 Constables have been removed from service.

All these punishments have been awarded after following due procedure of law.

Whenever a complaint against a police official is brought to the attention of the Inspector General Police (IGP), it is forwarded to three different agencies for verification and subject to an initial fact-finding inquiry.

This procedure is to be completed within 24 hours. If the official is found guilty in the initial inquiry, he is suspended and the initiation of departmental disciplinary proceedings are ordered under the KP Police Efficiency and Discipline Rules.

On completion of these proceedings, the delinquent official, if found guilty, is awarded appropriate punishment in line with the recommendation of the inquiry officer.

According to the KP police spokesman Riaz Khan, the effective internal accountability mechanism is a pre-requisite of bridging the ever-increasing gap between the public and police.

KP’s IGP Nasir Khan Durrani has developed an organised Police Access System to address public complaints within the shortest possible time. He also introduced the I-call system, establishing a round-the-clock direct link between himself and the public.

IGP Durrani with a subordinate- Photo by author

“Through the efforts of IGP Durrani, the KP Police Efficiency and Discipline rules were amended in 2014, resultantly empowering supervisory officers to initiate disciplinary proceedings against their subordinates and award them punishments,” Riaz Khan said.

“This was believed essential for effective and efficacious supervision. Prior to the amendments, a District Police Officer (DPO) was unable to punish officers above the rank of SI.”

Similarly, a Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) had no powers to punish officers of any rank. It rendered SDPOs ineffective while DPOs were reluctant to post Inspectors as SHOs.

Likewise, the Regional Police Officer (RPO) had no means to discipline SDPOs as the power to punish rested with the IGP.

A special appellate board has also been incorporated through these amendments for redressal of grievances of the police officials in a professional, transparent and judicious manner.

“The special appellate board consisting of the IGP and senior officers of the rank Additional IGP and DIG provides an opportunity of second appeal,” the KP police spokesman said.

Owing to the constitution of this board, the high courts have also taken exception towards deciding any appeal in favour of applicants, Riaz Khan said.

Results of Education Reforms – Alif Ailaan Rankings show KPK performed best during 2014-15

Alif Ailaan (website here) is an NGO launched in February 2013 with an aim of focusing Education Sector in Pakistan. The findings of this third-party assessments clearly show the +ive CHANGE promised by PTI. While other provinces show a down-trend, KPK education sector shows clear progress. THUMBS UP.

You can read the full report here: http://www.alifailaan.pk/district_rankings

Results of Police Reforms

source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/870536/violence-round-up-province-witnesses-decline-in-crime/
Image courtesy: NAYA KPK Facebook Page

2014-15 : KP gets Rs 2.5 bn bonus for “Best Financial Management” again

Image Courtesy: Naya KPK Facebook Page
News Source: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102712338&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150302

Pakistan’s 1st Explosive Handling School Established by KPK Police

NOWSHERA: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has established the country’s first explosive-handling school to train bomb disposal squads (BDS), Express News reported.

K-P Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak inaugurated the school. K-P IG Nasir Durrani gave the chief minister a tour of the facility, while BDS personnel performed a demonstration of finding explosive material buried underground.

Addressing the media on the occasion, IG Nasir Durrani said that BDS personnel will be trained to international standards at the facility, adding that in the first phase, a 500-man unit will acquire expertise in finding explosive material hidden underground and in various objects.

source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/835519/pakistans-first-explosive-handling-school-opens-in-k-p/

Results after dealing with corruption

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Police Assistance Line (PAL) Centers

Police School of Intelligence (first in the country for Police)

intelsource: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102314220&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20140712

Other related news: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-261230-KP-Police-launch-School-of-Intelligence-in-Abbottabad

KP govt launches Pakistan’s first ever ‘Mineral Policy 2014’

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ISLAMABAD: The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday announced Pakistan’s first ever ‘Mineral Policy 2014′.

Addressing the participants, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said that the main objective of the provincial government was to utilise all its resources for the human development adding that the purpose of the mineral policy was also to attract local and foreign investors in the mineral sector of the province.

“It is our prime target to activate the mineral sector to enhance and sustain its contribution to government revenues, foreign exchange earnings, employment creation, and the improvement of social and physical infrastructure,” the PTI chief said.

Khan said that the provincial government had already increased the budget of health and education sectors while the mineral policy will be a long term policy of the provincial government.

He claimed that the government was also determined to plant one billion trees within the next four years while the government will also utilise the money of timber mafia in plantation of trees in the province.

Earlier, KP Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak said that the province was endowed with vast mineral resources which included precious and base metals, non-metallic minerals and precious and semi–precious stones.

He said that the purpose of mineral policy to further develop the mineral industry of the KP by creating a business environment that would benefit the people of the province adding that “This policy intends to send a clear signal to both the national and foreign investment community that KP is open for business.”

Provincial Minister for Mineral Development, Ziaullah Afridi said that the ministry had already prepared a draft for the legislation regarding the minerals acts of 1948 while the draft will be present soon in the provincial assembly for the approval in this regard.

He said that the government will ensure that the mining operations will start in the province after the approval of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).

According to the geologists, the KP province is full of resources of metallic and non-metallic minerals including antimony, chromium, copper, gold, iron, lead, manganese, silver, barite, coal, dolomite, fluorite, gemstones, gypsum, limestone, magnetite, marble, granite, soapstone, salt and pyrite.

source: http://www.dawn.com/news/1117693

KPK Food Price Control

In an interview on July 3, 2014, CM Pervaiz Khattak answered questions related to the issue of price hike and KPK govts actions in controling it (watch at 35:14 in the following video). He also mentioned about online price control portal which is available at http://www.fpc.kp.gov.pk.

KP gets Rs1.5 bn bonus for “Best Financial Management” among provinces

School for local councilors (first in the country)

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Spinal Surgery OPD started in Hayatabad Medical Complex

Revenue Collection Target achieved in 9 months

 

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KPK Police – Becoming a role model

  • KP police has traced 129 cases of terrorism
  • repulsed 57 militant attacks in last four months
  • Setup Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD)
  • Setup Counter-Kidnapping Cell (CKC)
  • Digitisation of Criminal Record (DCR) of last five years
  • Geo-tagging of heinous crimes and criminals
  • Police Intelligence Network
  • Mobile Forensic Lab
  • Directorate of Police Complaints and Internal Accountability
  • The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Restriction of Rented Buildings Ordinance 2014
  • The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hotel Restriction (Security) Ordinance 2014
  • The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sensitive and Vulnerable Establishment and Places (Security) Ordinance 2014
  • Vehicle Verification System (VVS)
  • Public Intelligence Network (PIN) is being established for intelligence-led policing.
  • Full article: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-237300-KP-Police-turning-into-a-role-model-after-achieving-notable-successes

Only KPK achieves NFC target (first time)