No one will be allowed to loot public exchequer at any cost; Shah FarmanAugust 19, 2013
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Culture Shah Farman has said that the days of confrontation have gone and now they are representatives of the people and are answerable to them.
Neither they would allow anyone to loot the public exchequer at any cost and nor they themselves would misuse public funds, he added.
He was talking to a delegation of the elite of Maira Sorizai, which called on him at his office in Peshawar on Monday. The minister information said that the government of PTI would utilize all the public assets for the welfare of the general masses and would ensure transparency and fairness in this regard. He said they would try to make the people forgot the injustices done with them in the past.
The minister said he was greatly feeling problems of the masses and would do his level best to redress their grievances. He said no leniency in connection with the solution of public problems would be tolerated from any quarters.
He said those issues which were relating to the federal government would be discussed with the concerned authorities there. He said the federal departments so far functioning in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would fully be supported for the larger interest of the people.
However, he urged the departments to also ensure their interest in removing the people grievances openheartedly otherwise they would be in the forefront in the public protest in this regard.
The delegation apprised the minister of their problems and told him that they were greatly disturbed by the WAPDA on over billing, heavy load shedding and other high handedness.
He was told that the there were many transformers in the area which were out of order since long but nothing was being done to repair the same and the dwellers of the area were spending days and night without electricity. Moreover, due to no power supply the traders of the area were facing huge losses due to fluctuations and tripping down of power supply.
The minister issued directives to the WAPDA officers for early redressal of the problems of the people of the area and stated that the male treatment with the people would not be tolerated more.
He urged the WAPDA to write off the 80% of the arrears in the electricity bills of the people of the area as they were greatly been suffered due to none availability of electricity since long.
He also directed for early repair of transformers and change of the damaged ones. He also appealed to the people to avoid stealing of electricity and identify those who were involved in this heinous crime so that proper action could be taken against them for the larger interests of all the dwellers of the area.