Peshawar: Newly-posted Dr Shahzad Khan Bangash, the Chief Secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has urged district administrations to take stern action against land grabbers and provide immediate aid to civilians, as well as take strong measures to control the prices of vital goods in the province.
These directions were issued by the chief secretary at the district performance assessment meeting on November 29. He also provided rules to improve efficiency and governance, as well as to address public complaints.
During the meeting, the DCs were instructed to keep track of land grabbing-related instances and devise inventive measures to offer citizens with prompt relief.
The chair instructed the deputy commissioners to continue vaccinating children in order to meet the immunization goals. The chief secretary requested that the health, education, and home departments issue orders about vaccination without form B/CNIC for children and persons living in ‘unsettled’ districts, in order to ensure that vaccination levels are enhanced across the province.
The chief secretary voiced his dissatisfaction with the downward trend in total district inspections throughout October. The meeting voted to introduce new criteria for ranking districts, giving regulatory inspections such as FIRs, sealing, imprisonments, and fines imposed more weight.
In order to bring assistance to the public, the meeting also voted to focus on pricing control. The chair urged the district administrations to use all available resources to perform efficient price fixing and monitoring actions in order to rationalise the disparity between wholesale and retail pricing.