Peshawar- The first meeting of provincial cabinet held at the Civil Secretariat Peshawar on Monday with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in the chair accorded approval to the proposals of annual budget of the KPK for the fiscal year 2013-14.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that better monitory discipline, better use of financial resources and curtailing unnecessary expenditures were amongst the priorities of provincial government.

He lauded the efforts of Finance Minister KPK Siraj-ul-Haq and his team for preparing budget proposals within a short span of time and according to the aspirations of masses.

The chief minister said that the new budget would prove to be a ray of hope for the people of province, adding besides implementing the agenda of change, the provincial government would take measures to give optimum relief to the general public.

“Our policy and commitment for change is very clear and all the decisions of provincial government will be guided by the wishes of masses. Social sector will be strengthened and there will be no compromise on providing better services to the public in education and health sectors,” he added.

Pervez Khattak said that people of the province had given mandate to PTI for change and the agenda of change would be implemented at all cost. He said that all doors of corruption, bribery, favouritism, nepotism, injustice and all other malpractices would be closed down, and reforms would be introduced in education, health, patwar andThanaculture and all other sectors of public service delivery. “Necessary instructions and policy guide lines have already been given to the administrative heads of government departments, divisional commissioners and heads of district administration in this connection,” he added.

The chief minister expressed dissatisfaction over slow pace of implementation of his directives for reforms in various sectors and directed the relevant authorities to take effective measures regarding implementation of directives and instructions of the government so that its results and effects could be seen on grounds.

The CM reiterated that there would be no room for corruption, commission, bribery and nepotism in this government and all decisions will be made purely on the basis of merit. He said that there would be zero-tolerance for adultery, hoarding, illegal profiteering, encroachment and spurious drugs in his government. The meeting condemned the tragic incident in Quetta and offered fatiha for the departed souls.