Appointment of DCs of merged districts on cabinet meeting agenda


CM-KP bans mobile phones from cabinet meetings
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet is all set to meet for its 66th sitting on Tuesday (today) with a short nine point agenda focusing on appointment of deputy commissioners of Newly Merged Districts (NMDS) as justice of peace and approval of annual budget (2021-22) of Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority.
The cabinet meeting to be chaired by Chief Minister Mehmood Khan is expected to approve authorization of allowances to Ombudsperson KP.
The cabinet is also supposed to approve ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa E-Stamp Rules, 2021 and establishment of a police station in Misri Banda, district Nowshera.
The cabinet will also consider transfer of land in Mouza Mahal Terai measuring 10-Kanal to the provincial fisheries department.
One of the most important agendas which the cabinet is likely to approve in the upcoming meeting is the approval of ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Overseas Pakistanis Commission Bill, 2022.
The KP cabinet will also consider approval of the ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Resolution of Commercial dispute Bill, 2021. It may be mentioned here that CM-KP Mahmood Khan has imposed a ban on mobile phones during cabinet sessions. Ministers, Advisors, Assistants and all other concerned secretaries of government line departments will now be forced to leave their portable devices at the door when they join the scheduled provincial cabinet meeting, said a handout issued by the administration department here on Monday.
“No participants of the meeting shall be allowed to bring along any electronic devices (including cell phones) to the cabinet meetings,” the notification stated.
It said that outsiders and visitors will also be strictly prohibited from roaming around the cabinet premises during the cabinet meetings. Sources said that CM-KP has decided to ensure that every participant is paying keen attention to the cabinet agenda.