PESHAWAR  - Opposition members in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday moved their cut motions on budgetary allocation for fiscal year 2013-2014 and expressed concern over the performance of Excise and Revenue Department.
Those who introduced the cut motions in the Assembly were included Parliamentary Leader of Awami National Party Sardar Hussain Babak, Neghat Orakzi of Pakistan People's Party, Amina Sardar Orakzai, Raqia Hassan, Mohammad Rashad, Jafar Shah, Mufti Fazal, Nawabzada Mohammad Ali Khan and Akbar Hayat. The opposition members presented their cut motions against revenue, excise and other related departments, which were upturned after the assurance of the concerned ministers of these departments.
The parliamentarian come down hard on the performance and attitude of Patwari and urged upon the PTI government to immediately initiate necessary reforms in the revenue sector. They informed the house that revenue officers and Patwaris considered themselves chief minster of their jurisdiction and they had no respect for common people in their office.
The assembly members vowed that close check was needed on Patwari and revenue staff and strict action was needed against the corrupt revenue officers as well as its lower staff.
Later on, the house diverted their attention toward prolong power outage and criticised the role of Wapda in distribution of power. The opposition members told the house that Khyber Pakhtyunkhwa was the largest power generating province but unfortunately it was being treated like stepmother in term of loadshedding.
They said that Wapda and other power distribution companies should not treat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa like other provinces and they should carry out minimum loadshedding as compared to other provinces.
The legislators said that they would not accept this attitude of Wapda and soon they would raise this matter at federal level. The opposition members assured their support and urged the PTI-led coalition government to convey their concerns regarding prolong power outage at central level.
During the assembly Tuesday proceeding total 30 million cut motions were withdrawn while cut motions of three billion rupees were approved unanimously.