PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah administered oath to the nine-member of caretaker cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here at Governor House while the oath of few caretaker ministers postponed due to visit of the governor to Saudi Arabia for offering Umrah.
The ceremony was also attended by newly-appointed Chief Minister Justice(Retd) Tariq Parvez, Speaker Provincial Assembly Kiramatullah Chagarmati, Chief Secretary Ghulam Dastagir, Inspector General of Police Akbar Khan Hoti and other high ranking officer.
The provincial ministers who took oath of office include Fayaz Khan Toro, former IGP, Doctor Farakh Ser, Engineer Ishaq Khattak, Sameen Jan Babar, Jehangir Khan, Umar Farooq Khan, Musarat Qadeem, Raof Khattak and Mohammad Younis.
Fayaz Ahamad Khan Toro has secured gold meddle in Law and after qualifying CSS, he was appointed Superintend of Police. He belonged to Toro village of Mardan.
He also remained additional chief secretary in Home Department and Inspector General of police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while later retired in 2011.
Abdur Raof Khattak is a retired officer of District Management Group(DMG), He is resident of Nowshera’s Salih Khana Village. He also remained secretary local government commissioner Hazara and Political Agent Waziristan Agency.
Umar Farooq son of Mohammad Saleem born in 1981 in Bannu after graduation in Law, he started his practice as a practicing lawyer.
Mohammad Ishaq Khan is resident of Nowshera’s Dog Ismail Khail village and graduated from Engineering University.
He also remained Managing Director of Pakistan Industrial Corporation.
Jehangir Khan Tareen belonged to Haripoor village Darwesh and remained commissioner in Afghan refugee and joint secretary Kashmir Affair.
Mohammad Younis Marwat belonged to district Lakki Marwat, he was born in 1944 and graduated in electrical engineering.
He also remained PESCO chief and also worked as Managing Director SHYDO Project.
He also launched Malakad-III Project and also remained member of Public service Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Musarat Qadeem daughter of Abdul Qadeem is a social worker and she had done master in Political Science in Peshawar University, where she also remained lecturer. She is also affiliated with Pyman project.
Talking to the journalists, Chief Minister Justice (Retd) Tariq Parvez said that political parties had not been taken on board in the nomination of caretaker cabinet. However, he said that they had formally been consulted.
He said that the incumbent caretaker set up would strive hard to hold free and fair elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He added that so far nine ministers had sworn the oath while the remaining member of cabinet would take oath after the return of Governor Engineer Shaukatullah from Saudi Arabia.
He said so far the information and law ministries had not been handed over to any one and would be decided in the next step. He said holding of elections was the responsibility of Election Commission and provision of security and other facilities was the responsibility of the government. He said that they would ensure best possible measures to complete the election process with a good banner.
Islamia Collegiate School holds plantation ceremony
A simple but impressive ceremony under the Chairmanship of Shabir Ahmad, Principal Islamia Collegiate School Peshawar, was held in the school to start the tree plantation campaign.
Besides Executive Director ETEA Abdur Rauf Jamil, students and large number of people were also present on the occasion.
The principal urged the masses to participate in the national cause of making the country green by planting saplings.
He said it was a national cause to protect the existing forest wealth and also grow more trees as they held the key to a healthier environment and ecological balance.
He said deforestation contributed to climate change which in turn threatened water security and food security. He said deforestation was creating new issues in energy efficiency, renewable energy, water use, agricultural improvement, power generation and even disaster management. To achieve this target, he said all stakeholders, including farmers, foresters, local communities, private sector, students and people must actively participate in the drive
Later on, former principal Abdur Rauf Jamil also highlighted the importance of trees in cleansing environment and reducing the pollution.