Khyber Pakhtun-khwa Chief Minister Pervez Khan Khattak inaugurated Local Government School for provision of pre-service training and in-service refresher courses to the officials of local council services. The chief minister inaugurated the school, the first of its kind in the country, at a ceremony here on Tuesday.The chief minister asked at the government officials to work hard for brining the promised change in the province. Gone are the days when officers won’t work and just make merry in their offices. Now if you work, you would stay in the offices or you would have to go home,” the chief minister said. The ceremony was also attended by minister for local government and rural development Inayatullah Khan, secretary local government Hifzur Rahman, secretary local council board Ataur Rahman and attended by commissioner Peshawar Munir Azam, additional secretary local government Zariful Maani and officials of local council services and others. The chief minister said that he had no interest in government. “I am ready to quit anytime, if we failed to deliver,” he said. The chief minister announced Rs50 million for the endowment fund established for the local government employees. Later talking to media, he said that the local government elections would be held by November 15. He said that the provincial government was ready for local government elections but the process was delayed due to some instructions from the Supreme Court and the Election Commission first about delimitation and then regarding biometrics system. Local government minister Inayatullah Khan said that the school would provide training facilities to the officials of the local council service. He said that the facility would also be provided to other departments to generate revenue for running the school. He said that there was greater need of the institution, as the local government system is about to elect 50,000 people in the local government system and they all would need training.
Source: The News.