Peshawar 19 April 2018 (Daily The Nation)
People in Pakistani Province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) told Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, that nothing has improved for them in the province.
CJP, on Thursday, was visiting the Lady Reading Hospital and Al-Razi medical college in Peshawar where he inquired people about their problems. People responded that nothing has changed for them in the province.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) party slogan of ‘tabdeeli’ is failed to satisfy people in KP despite having the majority in provincial government.
As the term is about to end, people in KP seems to dissatisfy with PTI’s provincial government’s performance. In spite of the expectations, they say, nothing has changed for them.
CJP said the KP government has miserably failed in establishing even a single waste recycling plant in the province.
He was hearing different petitions related to education, health and safe water provision at the Peshawar Registry of the Supreme Court.
He remarked that health-related issues increased when hospitals and municipalities dump their waste in the open.
He summoned KP CM Pervez Khattak today before the court and told him to explain his “good governance”.
He said, “We’ll sit at the courts till 2 am to sort everything out.” A report has also been sought from the health secretary on the condition of hospitals.
CJP remarked that the bureaucracy will have to work for ensuring the basic amenities to the common man. “No compromise will be made on the fundamental rights of the people,” he added.
Justice Nisar stressed on KP government to speed up the hydro-power projects for ensuring cheap electricity to the people. He also remarked that the province is resourceful to generate hydroelectric energy.
In addition, addressing the issue of VIP protocol, the CJP ordered Inspector General (IG) KP to withdraw the 3,000 police officials deployed on security duty of influential people.
The IG ordered police department to call back the police officials by 2 pm today.