KPK Assembly in session for Illegal Appointments

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:53

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday referred the matter of the alleged illegal appointments by the previous government to the Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation to the relevant concern for probe.

PTI MPA Yaseen Khalil raised the matter and said it should be referred to the relevant house committee for investigation.

During the question hour, he was surprised when Speaker Asad Qaisar made an announcement about his question (No 2135). Khalil complained about long delay in the response of the department to his question.

“Mr speaker, I submitted this question nine months ago. Let me read the answer of the department,” he said.

The MPA alleged that many employees had been appointed to the PEDO in different grades against the laid-down criteria.

“The employees were appointed to the PEDO though their posts were not advertised in newspapers,” he said.

Besides seeking other details, he also demanded in the question that the relevant department provide him with copies of the advertisements for vacancies. However, the demand wasn’t met.

ANP MPA Jaffar Shah also supported the mover’s call for referring the matter to the committee concerned for probe.

He said he received complaints about the appointment of non-locals to the Gorkan Mataltan Hydro Power Project despite the instructions of the government to prefer locals.

MPA alleges last govt illegally appointed people to energy organisation

Elementary and secondary education minister Atif Khan, who was asked by the Speaker to give answer on behalf of the government, said the appointments were made by the previous government.

He supported the referring of the matter to the relevant committee for investigation.

Khalil was also unhappy with the response of the PEDO to his another question submitted one and a half years ago about it.

“I submitted this question in 2013,” he said.

JUI-F MPA Mufti Fazl Ghafoor drew the house’s attention towards the shortage of teachers and other staff members at the Government Degree College, Buner.

He said the college was upgraded from the intermediate level to the degree level in 2006 but the higher education department didn’t provide it with details of the required teachers.

Parliamentary secretary for law Arif Yousaf introduced three bills, including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shops and PA committee to probe illegal appointments case Establishment Bill 2015 and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prohibition of Employment of Children Bill 2015 and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Bill 2015.

Health minister Shahram Tarakai introduced the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Establishment of Information Technology Board (Amendment) Bill 2015.

The session was later adjourned until Friday.

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