PESHAWAR -  Ruling out any corruption made in examination halls, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has asked the joint opposition to pinpoint any irregularity and corruption by visiting the examination centres in their respective areas so that the menace could be wiped out of the society completely.

The chief Minister said the former MMA government had taken powers from the governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to appoint chairmen, controllers and secretaries of education boards in KP.

Responding to the points raised by the opposition in provincial assembly on Monday, the chief minister said that they had formed a scrutiny committee comprising independent and capable persons. The committee, he said would send three names and the appointments in the boards of intermediate and secondary education would be made on merit.

The Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F) Manawar Khan Marwat pointed out that chairmen, controllers and secretaries were being appointed in the education boards of the province on political ground. He asked to give back the powers of appointments in education boards to the governor KP so that political interfere could be ended in education sector.

Earlier, KP Minister for Information Shah Farman also invited the opposition leaders to visit and monitor the examination centres and pinpoint irregularities and corruption.

He said that the opposition should not make unnecessary criticism as they could also present incidents of corruption of the former rulers.

Replying to call attention notice of the Awami National Party (ANP) Gohar Ali Shah, the information minister on behalf of education minister said that the government has recently appointed 14,000 teachers on merit to overcome the shortage of teachers.  Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) MPA Miraj Hamayun Khan challenged the minister's statement, saying the government was appointing its own people instead of following merit. JUI-F Mufti Janan said the government was recruiting its own blue eyed people.   PML-N Aamna Sardar said that the recent snow fall in Gallyat has badly paralysed life and ruined the communication system.

She said that the Galyiat Development Authority (GDA) was under the district administration but now it has been handed over to local government. She suggested the government to hand over GDA to district administration to resolve the people's problems.