Mr Pervez Khattak, Chief Minister Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa visited the Pakistan High Commission London today and
interacted with the officers. He was received buy
H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK.
The Chief Minister is on an official visit to the UK where he is holding meetings with various UK departments and Parliamentarians. The focus of the visit is sharing knowledge and expertise on police reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In this regard, he signed various with the UK police.
Mr Khattak informed the officers about legislations carried out in the provincial assembly and improved law and order situation. He also gave an overview of the institutional reforms in police, health, education and incentives in industrial policy. The Chief Minister informed that the security situation in the province has significantly improved but the world needs to be informed about it. Due to the improved law and order situation and better border management, the economic activity is picking up in the province. He said that due to institutional reforms the public service delivery in health, education and police has improved.
The Chief Minister said that under the new industrial policy, the KP government
has announced several incentives for the local and foreign investors who can
benefit from the attractive industrial regime. He particularly emphasized on
investment potential in tourism and mineral sectors. The Chief Minister said
that now industry can be set up in the province through one window operation and
no NOC is required as the procedure has been made simple and transparent.
The High Commissioner updated the Chief Minister on Pakistan, UK bilateral
relations. He hoped that DFID assistance would bring positive socio-economic
development in the KP. The High Commissioner shared with Mr Khattak the details
of programmes for the 70th Anniversary of Pakistan. He suggested that the KP
government select one event and hold it in the UK. The Chief Minister agreed to
the proposal. The High Commissioner also assured the Chief Minister that the
High Commission is always ready to provide its services for better coordination
between KP and the UK.