PESHAWAR - To facilitate the citizens and transporters for depositing their traffic violation fees at an easy access point, the government has hired the services of private company to open their franchises in various areas of the city.

The provincial government in collaboration with a private company A2Z E-payments has established an integrated electronic payment facility in Peshawar in order to improve the performance of government departments especially traffic to facilitate citizens.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of A2Z E-payments Shakir Ullah said the purpose behind the e-payments set-up in Pakistan was to step forward toward digitalization and started a journey from cash to e-payments for improving public sector efficiency and the facilitation of citizen.

He says that the E-pay can reduce corruption, increase access to information in this globalized era, reduce the rate of in-person contact with public officials, equal treatment from government officials, government services available to citizens 24 hours a day in many places and increase the scope for citizens to complain.

Salman Khan, a dweller of Peshawar, riding a motorcycle on daily basis, says Ticket Traffic Management System (TTMS) introduced by the provincial government has enhanced facilitation of citizens and prevented corruption in submitting traffic violation fines.

TTMS has been implemented in 21 districts across KP and has been operating without any problems, a traffic cop said.

According to available data on website, during 2016, the Department has generated revenue of Rs 1263,500. In the KP, this system has resulted increase of revenues, control of leakage and an equitable distribution of the gross revenues.

It is to be mentioned here that A2Z E-Payments has joined hands under public private partnership with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa traffic police. Initially penalty holders in districts Peshawar, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Swabi, Swat, Kohat, Bannu and Karak along with their respective highways will be able to avail this facility.

Govt committed for

peace in KP: Minister

KP Finance Minister Muzaffar Said has reaffirmed the commitment of his provincial government about ensuring peace, tranquillity, improving law & order situation and creating congenial atmosphere for boosting socio-economic activities in the province.

Talking to an Iftar-cum-dinner party at a local hotel yesterday, he said that the KP government was also endeavouring for this purpose from the very first day of coming to power.

He said that there are abundant potential and resources in KP especially in communication, tourism, hydle power generation, minerals and manpower sectors. He invited the world community to invest here with confidence to exploit it for larger human welfare accordingly.

The minister termed the huge investment and development in mobile, tele-communication and media sectors a good omen adding that it was not only fast removing distances and bridging gulf between nations, cultures and civilizations but also greatly helping peoples to promote awareness, mutual cohesion, increasing skills and capabilities of youth and enhancing job prospects.

He said the KP government was promoting information technology on concrete footings to improve service delivery system. He hoped that our IT equipped youth will accept the challenge of introducing our high Islamic values, cultures, traditions and message it world over through internet and social media.