KP CM directs PDA to get services of ETEA for hiring of technical, non-technical positions


PESHAWAR: In order to ensure cent percent transparency and merit in the overall recruitment process and to overcome the deficiency of staff in the Peshawar Development Authority, the chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed the PDA for necessary steps to hire the services of Education Testing and Evaluation Agency (ETEA) for recruitment against all the technical and non-technical positions.

He also directed the PDA to make the proposed Building Bylaws and High-rise Regulations more comprehensive and easier for investors and submit the final draft for approval within one month period. He has said that providing maximum facilitation to attract private sector investment in the province was the vision of the incumbent provincial government for which all types of deficiencies in relevant regulations should be eliminated to make them easier and helpful for the investors.

He was chairing 6th board meeting of Peshawar Development Authority the other day. Provincial Minister Taimur Salim Jhagra, Member Provincial Assembly Malik Asif, Fazal Elahi and Pir Fida Muhammad, Administrative Secretaries of concerned departments, high ups of PDA and other board members attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed the progress of implementation on the decisions taken in the last board meeting and accorded approval to a number of new matters. The board approved the proposed plan for commercial plotting of available (remaining) land in phase-III Hayatabad and sector A-I phase-V Hayatabad. As per the proposed plan suitable plots of different categories from 2 to 8 kanals have been proposed with car parking space for commercial activities.

Similarly, it also approved execution of general bus stand project from PDA’s own resources. New general bus stand would be constructed at Northern Bypass/Motorway Junction Peshawar which would easily be accessible to all the people due to its easy access to motorway, GT Road and connectivity with BRT through Chamkani Depot. The new General Bus Stand has been planned as per the modern concept of terminal building and will have state of the art facilities like solar paneling at roof top, grey water recycling system, greenhouse effect with trees plantation, public address system, CCTV coverage, commercial shops, cafeteria, mosque, public toilets, petrol pump, service station, workshop, driver’s rest areas, car parking, rickshaw/taxi stand etc.

All the bus terminals/addas/stands would be shifted to the new General Bus Stand. The board further accorded approval to PDA to adopt Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Delegation of Financial Powers Rules 2018. The forum approved in principle creation of Project Management Unit (PMU) along with its organogram for execution of Gandhara Valley City project and constituted a committee to finalize the modalities for the proposed unit.

Moreover, regulations regarding land acquisition on land sharing basis with land owners as per amendments in Peshawar Development Authority act 2017 were also approved by the meeting. The forum approved creation of Service Delivery Unit for PDA and construction of park at 41 kanal of land in phase-II Hayatabad. It further approved new rate of various fines/charges against violators/encroachers within the jurisdiction of Peshawar Development Authority.

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