KP caretaker cabinet holds farewell meeting

Bureau report
Friday, Feb 23, 2024

PESHAWAR: A farewell meeting of the caretaker provincial cabinet was held here with Chief Minister Syed Arshad Hussain Shah in the chair.

A handout said that cabinet members, chief secretary, the provincial police chief, and administrative secretaries attended the meeting. The caretaker chief minister felicitated them for the peaceful holding of general elections in the province. Of the performance of his caretaker government, Syed Arshad Hussain Shah said when he took over the government, the province was faced with two crucial challenges; Law and order and economic crisis. However, thanks to excellent teamwork, we have overcome those challenges to a great extent, the chief minister said. “We strongly raised our voice to get the arrears of the province due to the federal government, and succeeded in getting an additional amount of Rs. 64 billion in a short period,” he said and added that even now, around 100 billion rupees were still in the provincial treasury.

The chief minister said despite the difficult fiscal condition, the financial requirements of the police department were met to maintain law and order in the province. He maintained that the Khushhal Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Programme had been prepared and launched in a short period, aiming at public welfare and sustainable development of the province, which would prove to be a road map also for the upcoming provincial government. Syed Arshad Hussain Shah said launching Quantum Computing in the province was an achievement of the caretaker government. He extended congratulations in advance to the upcoming provincial government, expressing his best wishes for it.