Imran Khan brings down hammer of reform on KP legislators with 13-point agenda

11:15 AM | 26 Jul, 2016
Imran Khan brings down hammer of reform on KP legislators with 13-point agenda
PESHAWAR - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday announced an end to the provision of discretionary funds in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), adding that members of the KP Assembly would not be given development funds from now on.

Revealing his 13-point agenda to revamp KP, Imran Khan said that local representatives would be given more powers for development at grass root level.

Talking to newsmen at KP House, he said that it was difficult to make MPAs understand that they will not get development funds.

Weighing in on the matter, he said that an MPA’s job is to ensure proper legislation. Rs 33 billion will be allocated to local government representatives through the provincial finance commission, as per requirements,” he added.

Imran also presented a 13-point reform agenda for KP. He said that some of the changes introduced in KP included had never taken place in any province before.

The cricketer-turned-politician said that the health system in KP was being reformed, adding that exemplary hospitals were now being constructed in the province. He said that KP was making huge investments in schools compared to other provinces.

Chairman PTI also vowed to introduce new laws aimed at de-politicising the police. He maintained that a new accountability law was being introduced that would be more powerful than the previous one. He also said the PTI government would introduce a whistle-blower protection act, under which whistle-blowers highlighting graft will be rewarded with 25 per cent of the recovery.

Imran also termed the KP reform agenda as a challenge to rest of the provinces.

Khan's complete 13-point agenda:

1. Abolishing all discretionary funds.
2. Local development through local councils.
3. Rs. 33 Billion (30% of KP’s Budget) allocated for Local govts.
4. Funds will be given to all districts, irrespective of the party affiliation of mayor.
5. CM House KP, which is lying vacant, to be made available for province’s top taxpayers.
6. CM/Speaker’s rest houses (in Nathiagali) to be opened for public.
7. Conflict of interest law.
8. New police reforms.
9. Induction of 40,000 new school teachers
10. All govt appointments to be made through NTS
11. Lower Judiciary reforms.
12. Peshawar Mass Transit.
13. Ground breaking of Swat Expressway.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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