PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has removed the KP KP Chief Secretary, Amjad Ali Khan and decided to hand over the services of chief secretary to federal government.

According to sources the KP chief secretary was removed owing to number of complaints of PTI ministers regarding his poor performance. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has also sought three names for the appointment of new chief secretary.

According to PTI provincial leadership, there were many reasons for changing the incumbent chief secretary, however, one of the reasons was slow pace of developmental work and hurdles to various minister in the execution of developmental project.

The minister and PTI leadership repeatedly asked Pakistan Tehreek Insaf Chairman, Imran Khan to appoint a new secretary to speed up the pace of developmental projects in the province, but the matter was not taken seriously before this, sources added.

Another reason cited for changing the chief secretary was a tussle between the finance minister and MD Bank of Khyber, sources said. An advertisement was published in leading newspaper accusing finance minister for favouritism and using huge funds of the bank for developmental projects.

Sources told The Nation that the advertisement was published by MD Bank of Khyber on the provocation of chief secretary.

Later the matter was resolved amicably and reconciliation was made between MD BoK and KP finance minister.

Citing the above reason, the party core committee deliberately discussed the issue and finally suggested the Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amjad Ali Khan to choose an honourable option for himself.

It was decided to hand over his services to federal government and consider name of three persons who belongs to Punjab.

The two names so far considered for the slot included Federal Secretary Ahmad Nawaz Sukkar and Federal Secretary Khalid Pervez.