PM warns Balochistan officers against staying away from welfare meetings

Published March 28, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned the government officers in Balochistan that strict action will be taken against them if they do not attend official meetings related to public welfare.— DawnNewsTV
Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned the government officers in Balochistan that strict action will be taken against them if they do not attend official meetings related to public welfare.— DawnNewsTV

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned the government officers in Balochistan that strict action will be taken against them if they do not attend official meetings related to public welfare.

The warning has been issued by the prime minister through a letter after receiving complaints in this regard, says an official announcement on Saturday.

The complaint was formally lodged by Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai in his report of “the Prime Minister’s Performance Delivery Unit” in the province which he presented to Mr Khan recently.

In the report, the governor complained to the prime minister that senior officers of the federal departments had not been attending official meetings thus affecting the government’s performance.

According to the Prime Minister Office, the report was related to complaints made by the people of Balochistan at Pakistan Citizens Portal.

PM Khan while expressing dismay after receiving the complaint of the governor, directed the senior officials of the federal departments to attend the meetings regularly.

According to the report, the dashboards of officers of 17 federal departments in Balochistan were reviewed. The federal departments in the province received more than 11,000 public complaints, out of which 90 per cent had been resolved, according to the report. It says that as many as 37 per cent people expressed satisfaction on the way the issues were settled.

Meanwhile, on the instructions of Mr Khan, the lights of the PM Office were switched off on Saturday for an hour to observe Earth Hour.

In his remarks, the prime minister said that improving environment was the top priority of the government.

He appealed to the people to support the government in its efforts for a clean and pollution-free environment in the country.

Published in Dawn, March 28th, 2021

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