PM Khan reviews the “system of government”

By Staff Reporter
Friday – February 5, 2021
ISLAMABAD: A meeting, on Thursday, provided briefing on measures to be taken to improve the system of government, amend and enforce existing laws, provide justice to ordinary citizens, improve the police system and to increase the workforce abroad.

According to a press release, the prime minister (PM) Imran Khan chaired a review meeting on priority sectors of the system of government.

The Punjab chief secretary (CS), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) CS and Islamabad chief commissioner (CC) gave detailed briefing to the PM on steps being taken to improve governance.

The meeting overviewed the redressal of citizens’ grievances, holding open forums, speedy resolution of revenue related issues, improvement of service delivery, devolution and devolution of powers, promotion of use of technology, sanitation in cities and the workings of public authorities.

In addition, a detailed briefing was given on steps to be taken for easy access to and facilities for the citizens.

The meeting was also briefed on progress made in amending the civil procedure code at provincial level and the amending of inheritance laws to facilitate the process of giving women their legal rights in property.

Islamabad CC briefed the meeting on steps being taken against the encroachment mafia in the federal capital.

The Islamabad inspector general (IG) briefed the meeting on steps being taken to improve policing.

The special assistant to prime minister (SAPM) on overseas Pakistanis and human resource development (SAPM-OP-HRD) Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, and his team, briefed the PM on steps being taken to increase the workforce abroad so as to increase the remittances.

PM Khan said the main objective of reforming the system of government is to create facilities for the people and ensure justice to them in all spheres.

He asserted strengthening of relationship between the people and the government and that empowering of the people is the top priority of incumbent regime.

PM Khan stressed that the objective of reforms will not be achieved unless a common man feels the difference.

He directed full attention to be paid to resolution of problems of the citizens and in this regard a system of punishment and retribution be introduced for the officers and concerned so that there will be no complaint of any negligence.

Regarding action against the encroachment mafia, the PM directed for keeping the public informed through media so that citizens are protected from negative propaganda of vested interests.

Regarding the increase in workforce abroad, PM Khan was informed that a three-year strategy and an action plan has been formulated which sets out the responsibilities of all the concerned agencies along with timelines.

Expressing satisfaction over the steps, the PM directed to ensure implementation of timelines for achieving the targets.